Diet and lifestyle interventions for CVD prevention

INTRODUCTION

In this section, you will get an insight of:

  • The effects of different types of dietary fats on blood cholesterol;
  • How to improve the quality of dietary fats intake;
  • The role of nuts and fish/fish oil in CVD prevention

In adults, a total dietary fats intake between 20% and 35% of daily calories, is currently recommended1, 2. Dietary fats recommendations aiming at reducing CHD risk mainly focus on reducing the intake of saturated fats by replacing them with unsaturated fats1,3,4,5.