Is it Worth it? Do “Healthy” Dietary Guidelines Lower the Risk of Heart Disease?

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SYNOPSIS: Following a diet consistent with current United Kingdom dietary guidelines lowers blood pressure and lipid levels. Based on the observed changes, the study authors estimate a risk reduction of cardiovascular disease by one-third in healthy middle-aged and older men and women.

SOURCE: Reidlinger DP, et. al. How effective are current guidelines for cardiovascular disease prevention in healthy middle-aged and older men and women? A randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr 2015: doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.097352 accessed March 31.

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