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Rationale of the Diet‐Heart Statement of the American Heart Association Report of the AHA Nutrition Committee

Rationale of the Diet‐Heart Statement of the American Heart Association Report of the AHA... Special Report Rationale of the Diet-Heart Statement of the American Heart Association Report of the AHA Nutrition Committee fundamental goal of the American Heart Association prepared an updated report on the possible relation of di- A (AHA) is to prevent cardiovascular disease and, in etary fat to heart attacks and strokes. The authors of this particular, to reduce the incidence of coronary heart dis- report reached the following conclusions: (1) overweight ease (CHD) and other atherosclerotic diseases in our soci- persons should decrease their caloric intake and attempt to ety. A question of great concern to the AHA has been achieve their desirable body weight; (2) weight reduction whether the American diet is a significant factor in the should be facilitated by regular, moderate exercise; (3) the genesis of atherosclerosis. This question has been the composition of the diet should be altered by reducing in- subject of continuous dialogue within the Association for at takes of total fats, saturated fats and cholesterol, and by least 25 years. Although many and frequently diverse opin- increasing polyunsaturated fats; (4) particular attention ions have been voiced within the several committees of the should be given to dietary alteration by men at increased http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Arteriosclerosis Wolters Kluwer Health

Rationale of the Diet‐Heart Statement of the American Heart Association Report of the AHA Nutrition Committee

Arteriosclerosis , Volume 2 (2) – Mar 1, 1982

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© 1982 by American Heart Association, Inc.
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0276-5047

Abstract

Special Report Rationale of the Diet-Heart Statement of the American Heart Association Report of the AHA Nutrition Committee fundamental goal of the American Heart Association prepared an updated report on the possible relation of di- A (AHA) is to prevent cardiovascular disease and, in etary fat to heart attacks and strokes. The authors of this particular, to reduce the incidence of coronary heart dis- report reached the following conclusions: (1) overweight ease (CHD) and other atherosclerotic diseases in our soci- persons should decrease their caloric intake and attempt to ety. A question of great concern to the AHA has been achieve their desirable body weight; (2) weight reduction whether the American diet is a significant factor in the should be facilitated by regular, moderate exercise; (3) the genesis of atherosclerosis. This question has been the composition of the diet should be altered by reducing in- subject of continuous dialogue within the Association for at takes of total fats, saturated fats and cholesterol, and by least 25 years. Although many and frequently diverse opin- increasing polyunsaturated fats; (4) particular attention ions have been voiced within the several committees of the should be given to dietary alteration by men at increased

Journal

ArteriosclerosisWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 1982

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