Washington, June 16: Researchers at Tufts University and Wake Forest
University have found that following adherence to recommendations for
whole-grain, total fat, and cholesterol intake leads to a decrease in
The researchers say that their most important finding is that adherence to the
Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)—which provide guidance to promote health
and reduce risk of chronic diseases—in individuals with atherosclerosis
beneficially affects cardiovascular disease progression.
They have also observed that certain foods certain foods play a more prominent
role than others.
"The study by Imamura et al noted dietary guidelines compliance difficulty among
post-menopausal women yet observed adherence may slow the progression of
atherosclerosis. This observation is critical as we identify foods and
behaviours to improve health and encourage compliance through education among
the general public, health care professionals, and public health policy
decision-makers," said ASN Spokesperson Roger Clemens, DrPH.
Source : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.