The power of a balanced diet and lifestyle in preventing cardiovascular disease.

Rachel Herder, Barbara Demmig-Adams

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Abstract

We examine the physiologic changes involved in the onset of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as multiple dietary and lifestyle factors that either promote or prevent CVD. Dietary fats (saturated, monounsaturated, n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated, and trans fats), antioxidants, and carbohydrates, as well as alcohol consumption, exercise, smoking, and infections, are evaluated. Epidemiologic studies and clinical trials are discussed in light of the underlying mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-55
Number of pages10
JournalNutrition in clinical care : an official publication of Tufts University
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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