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Research Project: Genomics, Nutrition, and Health

Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging

Title: New diet trials and cardiovascular risk

item GARCIA-RIOS, ANTONIO - University Of Cordoba
item ORDOVAS, JOSE - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University
item LOPEZ-MIRANDA, JOSE - University Of Cordoba
item PEREZ-MARTINEZ, PABLO - Instituto De Salud Carlos Iii

Submitted to: Current Opinion in Cardiology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/16/2018
Publication Date: 4/24/2018
Citation: Garcia-Rios, A., Ordovas, J.M., Lopez-Miranda, J., Perez-Martinez, P. 2018. New diet trials and cardiovascular risk. Current Opinion in Cardiology. 33(4):423-428.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasing to epidemic proportions and current management centred on treatment with drugs is not enough to stop this pandemic. CVD prevention is of paramount importance. In this context, diet and behavioural intervention programs are the first step and have the advantage of lesser cost and side effects than pharmacological approaches. In this review, we will examine the most recent evidence related to dietary prevention of CVD risk. RECENT FINDINGS: Healthy dietary patterns such as the dietary approaches to stop hypertension, the vegetarian, the low-fat high carbohydrates and mainly the Mediterranean diet have substantial evidence to be recommended for CVD prevention. SUMMARY: The evidence in this area needs to be adequately communicated to health professionals and the general public. Diet is the cornerstone of CVD prevention as well as overall health promotion.