2016, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part D
Dietary management of cardiovascular diseasesAuthor(s):
Dr. S Parameshwari and C RoselinAbstract:
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the Developing countries. A healthy diet and appropriate physical activity can help reduce the risk for CVD. However, many people do not follow recommendations for these behaviours. A lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, weight control, and appropriate physical activity can dramatically reduce the risk of heart diseases. A dietary pattern that focuses on vegetables, fruits, low and nonfat dairy foods, whole grains, legumes, fish, and lean meats helps to reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure, leading to an overall reduction in CVD risk. Increasing physical activity similarly helps to improve weight control and reduce risk of developing CVD in women. Yet few people are leading heart-healthy lifestyles.
Strategic tactics to reduce CVD risk involve the development and evaluation of educational and behavioral programs that can be implemented by organizations in communities where many people at high risk can be reached. To develop effective interventions, it is important to understand the target population in relation to the behaviors.Pages: 174-177 | 1406 Views 38 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Dr. S Parameshwari, C Roselin. Dietary management of cardiovascular diseases. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(4):174-177.