Dietary Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

  • Alan Chait
  • Michael E. Rosenfeld


Environmental factors such as diet have long been suspected of contributing to the high incidence of cardiovascular disease in Western societies. The association between diet and cardiovascular disease was established primarily by results from ecologic studies and studies of migrating populations. These studies have provided evidence that populations consuming diets high in fats, especially saturated fat and cholesterol, have higher rates of cardiovascular disease. This association is strong and consistent among different populations and is both dose- and time-dependent.


Coronary Heart Disease Cardiovascular Risk Factor Saturated Fatty Acid Cocoa Butter National Cholesterol Education Program 
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  • Alan Chait
  • Michael E. Rosenfeld

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