Chapter 23. Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

  1. Salim Yusuf DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC Research Chair Professor of Medicine Director Vice President Research2,3,4,
  2. John A Cairns MD, FRCPC Professor of Medicine Former Dean5,
  3. A John Camm MD British Heart Foundation Professor Head of Cardiac6,
  4. Ernest L Fallen MD, FRCPC Professor Emeritus7 and
  5. Bernard J Gersh MB, ChB, DPhil Consultant Professor of Medicine8
  1. K Srinath Reddy

Published Online: 21 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch23

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Reddy, K. S. (2009) Diet and Cardiovascular Disease, in Evidence-Based Cardiology, Third Edition (eds S. Yusuf, J. A. Cairns, A. J. Camm, E. L. Fallen and B. J. Gersh), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444309768.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    McMaster University, Canada

  2. 3

    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Canada

  3. 4

    Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  4. 5

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

  5. 6

    St George's University of London, London, UK

  6. 7

    McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159258

Online ISBN: 9781444309768



  • diet and cardiovascular disease;
  • study of causal associations - ecologic studies within and across populations;
  • Mendelian randomization - genotypic differences in food ingredients metabolism;
  • dietary sodium reduction - blood pressure fall in hypertensive and normotensive individuals;
  • milk and milk products - dietary fat contributers;
  • diet and nutrition - CVDs causes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methodologic issues in the study of causal associations

  • Nutrients and cardiovascular disease

  • Minerals: blood pressure and cardiovascular disease

  • Food items and food groups

  • Dietary patterns and composite dietary interventions

  • Implications for policy

  • References