Nutrition Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease

Janet M. de Jesus, Scott Kahan, Robert H. Eckel

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Abstract

Nutrition therapy is effective at controlling cardiovascular disease risk factors and therefore reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Physicians should play an active role in providing nutrition interventions for patients who would benefit from cardiovascular disease risk reduction or refer them to other professionals as needed. The evidence on nutrition interventions for blood pressure and lipid control, including overall dietary patterns, dietary fat and macronutrients, dietary cholesterol, sodium, and alcohol intake, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1251-1264
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume100
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Lipids
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Physician counseling
  • Prevention
  • Risk factor
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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