A comprehensive, accessible summary of the latest research in heart disease risk factors
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a major cause of early death and disability across the world. The major markers of risk including high blood cholesterol, smoking, and obesity are well known, but studies show that such markers do not account for all cardiovascular risk. Written by a team of renowned experts in the field, this comprehensive and accessible book examines the evidence for emerging and novel risk factors, and their relationship with diet and nutrition.
Fully updated throughout, Cardiovascular Disease: Diet, Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors, 2nd Edition covers everything from the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, to genetic factors, to inflammation and much more offering invaluable advice on reducing risk factors and preventing CVD. This new edition:
- Authoritatively reports on the link between emerging aspects of diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease risk
- Focuses on novel risk factors of CVD and how it can be prevented
- Is accessible to all levels of readers
- Features evidence–based recommendations for interventions and future research
- Includes references, commonly asked questions that summarise the take–home messages, and an online glossary
Cardiovascular Disease: Diet, Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors, 2nd Edition is an important book for researchers and postgraduate students in nutrition, dietetics, food science, and medicine, as well as for cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists.
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About the companion website
1. The Aetiology and Epidemiology of Cardiovascular DiseaseProfessor Keith N. Frayn and Sara Stanner
2. Lifecourse NutritionProfessor Caroline Fall
3. Metabolic Syndrome Insulin Resistance, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Physical Activity and Genetic FactorsProfessor Keith Frayn, Dr Stacey Lockyer and Sara Stanner
4. Lipid–Related FactorsProfessor Leanne Hodson
5. Inflammation–Related FactorsProfessor Parveen Yaqoob and Professor Gordon Ferns
6. Adipose Tissue–Derived FactorsDr Vidya Mohamed–Ali and Mashael AlJaber
7. Vascular DysfunctionProfessor Gordon Ferns and Professor Sumantra Ray
8. The Haemostatic System Coagulation, Platelets and FibrinolysisProfessor Coen Stehouwer
9. Oxidative Stress and Cardiovascular DiseaseProfessor Richard Bruckdorfer
10. Vitamins and Cardiovascular DiseaseProfessor Robert Clarke
11. Influences of the Human Gut MicrobiomeProfessor Julie Lovegrove and Dr Gemma Walton
12. Physical Activity Where Are We Now?Professor Marie Murphy, Professor Steven Blair and Bridget Benelam
13. Diet and Cardiovascular Disease Where Are We Now?Professor Judy Buttriss and Sarah Coe
14. Conclusions of the Task Force
15. Recommendations of the Task Force
16. Cardiovascular Disease: Answers to Common Questions
Professor Keith Frayn is Emeritus Professor of Human Metabolism at the University of Oxford. He has published extensively in the area of metabolic regulation, including the textbook Human Metabolism: a Regulatory Perspective.
Sara Stanner is Science Director at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF). She edited the first edition of Cardiovascular Disease: Diet, Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors and other BNF Task Force books.