Special Issue "Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019) | Viewed by 68335
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Interests: cardiovascular disease; diabetes; nutrition; early-stage lung cancer
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There is unequivocal experimental, epidemiological and clinical evidence demonstrating a correlation between diet and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). While nutritionally-poor diets can have a significant negative impact on cardiovascular health, dietary interventions with specific nutrients and/or functional foods are considered cost-effective and efficient components of prevention strategies. It has been estimated that nutritional factors may be responsible for approximately 40% of all CVD. Indeed, in one of the seminal studies conducted on modifiable risk factors and heart health (the INTERHEART study), >90% of all myocardial infarctions were attributed to preventable environmental factors with nutrition identified as one of the important determinants of CVD. There is increasing public interest and scientific investigation into establishing dietary approaches that can be undertaken for the prevention and treatment of CVD. This Special Issue provides an insight into the influential role of nutrition and dietary habits on cardiovascular health and disease, as well as their mechanisms of therapeutic and preventive action. In view of the impact of the nutritional experience of the developing fetus, the role of epigenetics and maternal nutrition on the risk of developing cardiovascular complications in later life will also be highlighted.
Dr. Paramjit S. Tappia
Dr. Heather Blewett
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- Cardiovascular disease
- Myocardial infarction
- Saturated fat
- Developmental origins of health and disease