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Jean Dallongeville

, Deborah Lycett

, and Monique Verschuren

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date: 23 April 2021

Different aspects of the human diet are causally related to atherosclerosis and its clinical consequences; therefore a balanced and healthy diet is the cornerstone of the prevention of cardiovascular disease. In this chapter an overview is given of the medical evidence supporting the importance of nutrition in prevention of cardiovascular disease; practical ways to cultivate cardioprotective dietary habits are summarized not only in terms of macro- and micronutrients but also in relation to foods, functional foods. and portfolio diets.

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