Nutrition and cardiovascular health: A review

Mash Hamid, Clare Stradling, Shahrad Taheri, G. Neil Thomas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Atherosclerosis, which begins early in life, is a disease that subsequently leads to cardiovascular disease (CVD) including coronary heart disease (CHD) and peripheral and cerebrovascular disease. CVD is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation, 17.3 million individuals died of CVD in 2008, and it is estimated that within the next 15 years, nearly 30 million lives will be lost to CVD (World Health Organisation 2011). Various factors such as lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, family history of CVD, environment, and diet have been suggested to be among the contributors of CVD. Diet is a major modifiable risk factor for the development of CVD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781482237221
ISBN (Print)9781482237214
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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