Current Cardiology Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 701–708

Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

Lipid Abnormalities and Cardiovascular Prevention (G De Backer, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11886-012-0318-2

Cite this article as:
Verschuren, W.M.M. Curr Cardiol Rep (2012) 14: 701. doi:10.1007/s11886-012-0318-2


This paper describes the importance of diet in cardiovascular disease prevention. Different aspects of diet are discussed: nutrients, single foods/food groups and dietary patterns. The evidence regarding the impact of diet on intermediate risk factors (such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels) and the impact on cardiovascular endpoints are discussed.


DietCardiovascular diseaseFatty acidsNutrientsDietary patternMineralsVitaminsFruits and vegetablesFishAlcohol

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Prevention and Health Services ResearchNational Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentBilthovenThe Netherlands