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.