Coronary Heart Disease, Diet and Neurocognitive Functioning

  • Colin R. Martin
  • Mick P. Fleming
  • David R. Thompson


Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide and has an adverse effect on health-related quality of life and well-being. The burden CHD imposes and the costs incurred – human and economic – are profound. Several risk factors, including diet, are associated with the cause and outcome of CHD and, thus, diet should be an important component in health promotion, disease prevention and risk reduction. There is a strong body of evidence attesting to the cardioprotective properties of dietary interventions. However, modifying such risk factors poses a challenge to patients, families and health-care professionals. To assist them, a variety of service models are available to ensure the effective delivery of intervention to modify risk and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviours.


Coronary Heart Disease Cardiac Rehabilitation Mediterranean Diet Lifestyle Behaviour Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colin R. Martin
    • 1
  • Mick P. Fleming
  • David R. Thompson
  1. 1.School of Health, Nursing and MidwiferyUniversity of the West of ScotlandBeech GroveUK

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