Diet, Lifestyle and Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease the Integration of Observational and Experimental Evidence

  • Daan Kromhout
  • Bennie Bloemberg
  • Alessandro Menotti
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Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 243)

Abstract

Epidemiological studies, including the Seven Countries Study, have provided substantial evidence that diet is involved in the etiology of CHD. Observational epidemiology and controlled dietary intervention studies have shown that for prevention of CHD, fatty acid composition of the diet is of primary importance. A healthy diet should be low in saturated andtransfatty acids and should have an adequate amount of N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and a balance between N-3 and N-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Dietary antioxidants and dietary fiber may be important, however, evidence for these factors is less impressive than that for fatty acids.

Keywords

Cholesterol Carbohydrate Folate Flavonoid Smoke 

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  • Daan Kromhout
  • Bennie Bloemberg
  • Alessandro Menotti

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