Diet and Atherosclerosis

  • F Grande


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)

Author Biography

F Grande
Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene, University of Minnesota and Jay Phillips Research Laboratory, Mount Sinai Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135