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Protecting against cardiovascular disease

Protecting against cardiovascular disease


Luci Daniels
BSc Nutr RD
Fellow BDA
Practising Dietitian

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in the UK. In 2002 it accounted for just under 238,000 deaths, or 39% of all deaths, with around half of these being attributed to CHD and a quarter to stroke. Premature deaths in those under the age of 75 years are of particular concern.

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