Reducing cardiovascular disease risk: cholesterol and diet
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Reducing cardiovascular disease risk: cholesterol and diet

Jaqui Walker Freelance medical writer and general practice nurse, Stirling

Addressing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a priority for all involved in health promotion. Identifying those at risk and implementing strategies to reduce the incidence of CVD are important issues for government and healthcare providers. This article discusses risk assessment and medical intervention, and provides a detailed analysis of the role of diet in cholesterol reduction. The nurse’s role in assisting patients to make dietary changes is examined and practical information on empowering patients to manage their health is provided.

Nursing Standard. 28, 2, 48-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.


Conflict of interest

The author has written articles and reports for various companies and agencies. She has also written case studies and reports for Alpro, which were commissioned by Nutrilicious.

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 05 April 2013

Accepted: 10 May 2013