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Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2017 Apr;7(Suppl 1):S21-S31. doi: 10.21037/cdt.2017.03.20.

The role of nutraceuticals in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Department of Hypertension, Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital Research Institute (PMMHRI), Lodz, Poland.


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) ranks among the most common health-related and economic issues worldwide. Dietary factors are important contributors to cardiovascular risk, either directly, or through their effects on other cardiovascular risk factors including hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus. Nutraceuticals are natural nutritional compounds, which have been shown to be efficacious in preventative medicine or in the treatment of disease. Several foods and dietary supplements have been shown to protect against the development of CVD. The aim of this review is to present an update on the most recent evidence relating to the use of nutraceuticals in the context of the prevention and treatment of CVD.


Nutraceuticals; cardiovascular disease (CVD); polyphenols

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Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

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