Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Curr Opin Cardiol. 2010 Sep;25(5):518-21. doi: 10.1097/HCO.0b013e32833cd538.

What are patients actually eating: the dietary practices of cardiovascular disease patients.

Author information

  • 1Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Yunsheng.Ma@umassmed.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE 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.

PMID:
20625282
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC2920451
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk