Clinical trials investigating the relationship between dyslipidaemia and cardiovascular disease

  • Casalís Carmenates
Keywords: Dyslipidaemia, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, clinical study


Cardiovascular disease, a major cause of death in Western populations and a constantly growing cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, can be prevented by lifestyle changes, one of which is diet. Epidemiological and clinical studies indicate that the risk of CHD and hypertension is reduced by a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, unrefined grains, fish and low-fat dairy products, and low in saturated fats and Na. Individuals who adopt this diet benefit by way of a much lower risk of heart disease.