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South African Medical Journal

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Diet and Atherosclerosis

F Grande

Abstract


Among the various factors affecting the development of atherosclerosis and its complications, the diet emerges as an important influence. This article reviews the evidence linking diet and atherosclerosis; the relation between serum cholesterol concentration and incidence of coronary heart disease, and the effect of various dietary components on the serum lipids of man. The role of diet in the prevention of coronary heart disease is briefly discussed.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1660 (1974)



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