Diet can have a significant impact on the risk of cardiovascular disease and patients need nutritional advice to achieve the best outcome.
- Eating a small amount of nuts each day lowers a patient’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Consumption of red and processed meats should be minimised and these foods replaced when possible with dairy products, fish or chicken.
- A Mediterranean-style diet with a high intake of fish, fruit and vegetables should be consumed.
- Saturated fat should be replaced with unsaturated fats.
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