What are patients actually eating: the dietary practices of cardiovascular disease patientsPreventive and Behavioral Medicine Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
SubjectsCoronary Disease; *Diet; Humans; Risk Factors
AbstractPURPOSE OF REVIEW: To examine dietary quality for patients after a coronary heart disease (CHD) event using a selective review. RECENT FINDINGS: Poor dietary quality is a risk for patients before and after CHD events. Although cardiac rehabilitation programs often contain a nutrition education component and are advised for many patients, few patients attend cardiac rehabilitation. The American population experiences many difficulties with adherence to a higher-quality diet. A diet high in dietary quality is important in reducing risk of recurrent disease, yet few patients who have faced life-threatening cardiac events are adherent to such dietary recommendations. SUMMARY: A review of the literature indicates the need for postevent dietary evaluation and effective nutrition counseling with ongoing follow-up. In addition, we need to demonstrate the effectiveness of such approaches.
Rights and PermissionsCitation: Curr Opin Cardiol. 2010 Sep;25(5):518-21. Link to article on publisher's site
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Citation InformationYunsheng Ma, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, Philip A. Merriam, et al.. "What are patients actually eating: the dietary practices of cardiovascular disease patients" Vol. 25 Iss. 5 (2010) ISSN: 0268-4705 (Linking)
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