The Danish Nutrition Council has reviewed studies concerning intervention to patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD) and consider it documented that an increased intake of fruit and vegetables, more fish and less fat from dairy products and meat can improve the prognosis for the 150,000 Danish patients with IHD. The beneficial effect cannot be explained by an effect only on traditional risk factors for IHD such as cholesterol concentration in blood, blood pressure or body weight. As a consequence it is advisable that dietary counseling of patients with IHD does not as hither to primarily focus on changes in cholesterol concentration in blood. It is furthermore advisable that all patients with newly diagnosed IHD receive a total prevention plan which includes an individualized checklist with the above mentioned dietary advices together with other types of treatment known to inhibit further progression of IHD.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Dietary intervention for patients with ischemic heart disease|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 1 dec. 1996|