Chapter 25. Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf1,
  2. John A Cairns2,
  3. A John Camm3,
  4. Ernest L Fallen4 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh5
  1. K Srinath Reddy

Published Online: 4 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch25

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Reddy, K. S. (2002) Diet and Cardiovascular Disease, in Evidence-based Cardiology, Second Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), BMJ Books, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470986882.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario Research Chair, Senior Scientist of the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Director of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine, McMaster, University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  2. 2

    Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  3. 3

    Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Chief, Department of Cardiological Sciences, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK

  4. 4

    Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Canada

  5. 5

    Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic; Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727916990

Online ISBN: 9780470986882



  • diet;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • nutritional interventions;
  • exposure variables;
  • dietary fats


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methodological issues in the study of causal associations

  • Nutrients and CVD

  • Minerals: blood pressure and cardiovascular disease

  • Food items and food groups

  • Dietary patterns and composite dietary interventions

  • Implications for policy