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Research Project: Metabolism and Molecular Targets of Macro and Micro Food Components in the Development and Management of Obesity and Chronic Diseases

Location: Food Components and Health Laboratory

Title: Insights and perspectives on dietary modifications to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

Author
item Baer, David
item Bradley, Beth - Dairy Management, Inc
item Kris-etherton, Penny - Pennsylvania State University
item Mente, Andrew - McMaster University
item De Oliveira Otto, Marcia - Harvard School Of Public Health

Submitted to: Advances in Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/17/2014
Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Citation: Baer, D.J., Bradley, B.H., Kris-Etherton, P., Mente, A., De Oliveira Otto, M. 2014. Insights and perspectives on dietary modifications to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Advances in Nutrition. 5:553-555.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This article summarizes presentations from, “Insights and Perspectives on Dietary Modifications to Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease”, a symposium held at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in conjunction with Experimental Biology 2014 in San Diego, CA on April 26, 2014. Presenters reviewed historic and current evidence on the relationship between diet and cardiovascular disease (CVD) to identify gaps in knowledge; discuss the promises and pitfalls of macronutrient replacement strategies in the diet; and suggest various options for issuing dietary guidance aimed at reducing the burden CVD morbidity and mortality. Observational studies and clinical trials indicate that overall diet quality have a marked impact on health benefits which is shifting the emphasis on recommending healthful dietary patterns compared to focusing only on single nutrients or foods.