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Special Issue "Nutritional Recommendations for Cardiovascular Risks"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2329

Special Issue Editors

The Academic College at Wingate, The Wingate Institute, Netanya 4290200, Israel
Interests: nutrition; cardiovascular nutrition; epidemiology; public health; education; physical activity
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Tel Hai Academic College, Rd 9977, Upper Galilee 1220800, Israel
Interests: sustainable nutrition; public health; nutritional epidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lifestyles, including nutrition, play an important role in the etiology of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Dietary factors are associated with CVD morbidity and mortality, either directly or through their impact on traditional risk factors, such as: (1) plasma lipids, blood pressure, glucose balance, inflammation, weight, and body fat;(2) for primary prevention, certain changes to dietary habits have been found to reduce CVD risk; (3) an association has also been seen between dietary changes and CVD in secondary prevention. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) will focus on the current pool of knowledge regarding links between nutrition and CVD, with the aim of enabling the translation of theory into practical guidelines. In this issue, we will publish articles for both primary and secondary care clinicians—especially nutritionists and specialists—on topics relating to nutritional associations with modifiable CVD risk factors, morbidity, and mortality. Clinicians will also be able to apply this knowledge by offering their patients clear and practical recommendations [1–3].

New research papers, reviews, and conference papers are welcome to this issue. Other manuscript types accepted include methodological papers, position papers, and commentaries. We will accept manuscripts from different disciplines epidemiology, cohort, and intervention studies; and risk and health impact assessments.

Here, are some examples of topics that could be addressed in this Special Issue:

  1. Diatery patterns and CVD:
    • Ketogenic diet vs. Paleolithic diet, low-carbohydrate diet;
    • Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based diets;
    • Mediterranean, Nordic, other culture-based diets.
  2. Food and CVD:
    • Green tea, coffee, sugar-sweetened beverages;
    • Tomato and tomato sauce, Turmeric;
    • Whole grains and added fiber.
  3. Nutritional supplements and CVD:
    • Magnesium;
    • Omega-3;
    • Red-yeast rice.
  4. Environmental factors associated with diet, and CVD:
    • Desalinated water;
    • Ultra-processed food;
    • Red meat not ultra-processed;
    • Bottled drinks.


  1. Adorni, M.P.; Ferri N. Nutrition Intervention and Cardiovascular Disease. Nutrients 2022, 14, p. 1435.
  2. Shai, I.; Spence, J.D.; Schwarzfuchs, D.; Henkin, Y.; Parraga, G; Rudich A.; Fenster A.; Mallett C.; Liel-Cohen N.; Tirosh A. et al. Dietary intervention to reverse carotid atherosclerosis. Circulation 2010, 121, pp: 1200–8.
  3. Iestra, J.A.; Kromhout, D.; van der Schouw, Y.T.; Grobbee, D.E.; Boshuizen, H.C.; van Staveren, W.A. Effect size estimates of lifestyle and dietary changes on all-cause mortality in coronary artery disease patients: a systematic review. Circulation, 2005, 112, pp: 924–34.

Dr. Sigal Eilat-Adar
Dr. Sigal Tepper
Guest Editors

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  • nutrition
  • cardiovascular disease
  • cardiovascular risk factors
  • prevention
  • treatment

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Plant Based Diet and Its Effect on Cardiovascular Disease
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(4), 3337; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043337 - 14 Feb 2023
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Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death globally and here in the United States. Diet has a major impact on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. An unhealthy diet is the most significant potential behavioral and modifiable risk [...] Read more.
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death globally and here in the United States. Diet has a major impact on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. An unhealthy diet is the most significant potential behavioral and modifiable risk factor for ischemic heart disease. Despite these established facts, dietary interventions are far less frequent than pharmaceutical and procedural interventions in the management of cardiovascular disease. The beneficial effects of a plant-based diet on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality have been demonstrated in a number of recent clinical studies. The significant findings of each study are discussed in this review article, highlighting the role of a healthy plant-based diet in improving cardiovascular outcomes. From a clinician’s standpoint, the knowledge and understanding of the facts and data points from these recent clinical studies would ensure more effective patient counseling on the substantial benefits of dietary interventions. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutritional Recommendations for Cardiovascular Risks)
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