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Low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet for cardiovascular health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17941565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity is a major, modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Climbing obesity rates are leaving Canadians at increased risk for disability, disease and premature death. This has led to increased interest in dietary interventions to control weight and reduce obesity. While a low-fat diet has been promoted for more than 20 years to reduce cardiovascular risk, recently there has been a proliferation of new diets that promise fast, successful weight loss. The marketing strategies of diet promoters have led consumers and health care professionals to consider the benefits and risks of these diets for cardiovascular health. The purpose of this paper is to compare the traditional low-fat diet with one such dietary innovation -- the low-carbohydrate diet. Research studies are reviewed to provide some evidence for practice in assisting patients to improve cardiovascular health through weight loss.
Donna Best; Patricia Grainger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of cardiovascular nursing = Journal canadien en soins infirmiers cardio-vasculaires     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0843-6096     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913645     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-26     Citation Subset:  N    
Memorial University School of Nursing, St. John's, NL A1B 3V6.
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MeSH Terms
Canada / epidemiology
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology,  prevention & control
Diet Fads
Diet, Carbohydrate-Restricted / methods*,  standards
Diet, Fat-Restricted / methods*,  standards
Diet, Reducing / methods
Energy Intake
Evidence-Based Medicine
Obesity* / complications,  diet therapy
Risk Factors
Risk Reduction Behavior
Weight Loss

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