Current Cardiology Reports

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 701–708

Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

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


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.


Diet Cardiovascular disease Fatty acids Nutrients Dietary pattern Minerals Vitamins Fruits and vegetables Fish Alcohol 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

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

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