Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Dietary Guidance for Cardiovascular Health

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutritional Epidemiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2024) | Viewed by 1987

Special Issue Editor

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Athens Medical School, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: arterial hypertension; metabolic syndrome; aortic stiffness; cardiovascular aging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is fundamental to reducing the rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Among the modifiable lifestyle behaviors, a healthy diet along with exercise and smoking cessation remain the cornerstones of primary prevention. Considering diet, a wide range of dietary products have been shown to exert beneficial effects on vascular function, whereas others have been shown to have the opposite effect. Food and beverages with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are beneficial for cardiovascular health. Vitamins, such as vitamin D, may also confer a protective effect. On the other hand, saturated fats and carbohydrates accelerate cardiovascular aging and should be avoided. The so-called Mediterranean diet is probably the most studied dietary pattern and is recommended for the promotion of cardiovascular and holistic health. However, other diets are also appealing. Taking into consideration the ample data on the effect of diet on cardiovascular and total mortality and given that calorie restriction has been proposed as the one of the most effective measures to delay cardiovascular aging, dietary guidance for cardiovascular health focusing on the most essential diet components and nutrients, based on their molecular actions and clinical outcomes, is warranted. Recommended doses and optimal intake frequency will enable the most comprehensive approach toward the issue.

Dr. Panagiota G. Pietri
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • diet
  • cardiovascular health
  • lipids
  • carbohydrates
  • vitamins
  • salt
  • coffee
  • antioxidants
  • primary prevention

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:


7 pages, 482 KiB  
Dietary Guidance for Cardiovascular Health: Consensus and Controversies
by Panagiota Pietri
Nutrients 2023, 15(19), 4295; - 9 Oct 2023
Viewed by 1533
Healthy diet, regular exercise and smoking cessation comprise the ‘golden triad’ of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) [...] Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Guidance for Cardiovascular Health)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop