Dietary factors have been implicated in the difference in the risk of cardiovascular disease observed between populations. However, clinical trials and mechanistic studies of dietary modification are difficult to undertake, and the data set on dietary intervention for cardiovascular disease is now much smaller than that for pharmacological interventions. Moreover, the precise mechanism by which dietary modification might alter the risk of cardiovascular disease is uncertain. In this issue of Clinical Science, Ambring and co-workers investigate the effect of a Mediterranean-inspired diet on endothelial function and lipid fractions.
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Commentary| May 01 2004
Diet, the endothelium and atherosclerosis
Aroon D. HINGORANI
1British Heart Foundation Laboratories, Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, University College London, London WC1E 6JJ, U.K.
Correspondence: Dr Aroon Hingorani (e-mail email@example.com).
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Aroon D. HINGORANI; Diet, the endothelium and atherosclerosis. Clin Sci (Lond) 1 May 2004; 106 (5): 447–448. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/CS20040023
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