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Nutritional interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk factors: an Iranian perspective

Authors Sharifi N, Amani R

Received 25 November 2014

Accepted for publication 31 January 2015

Published 28 April 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 51—60

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDS.S53089

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Chandrika Piyathilake


Nasrin Sharifi,1 Reza Amani2

1Department of Nutrition, 2Health Research Institute, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Paramedicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Abstract: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death not only in industrialized and developed countries but also in developing societies. Changes in lifestyle of the population living in developing countries, which is due to the socioeconomic and cultural transition, are important reasons for increase in the rate of CVD. This observation has led to extensive body of researches on CVD prevention. In Iran, as a developing country in the Middle East, the increasing incidence of CVD has prompted the health policy-makers to emphasize on nutritional interventions as a part of the main strategies to alleviate the condition. Hence, in this article, we aimed to review the nutritional interventions on preventing CVDs from the perspectives of Iranian lifestyles and dietary patterns using data search sources such as Medline, Google scholar, and Iran doc.

Keywords: nutrition, intervention, cardiovascular disease, Iran

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