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News from the Cardiorenal Forum 9th Annual Scientific Meeting – embracing the future, not forgetting the past

March 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:17

News from the Cardiorenal Forum 9th Annual Scientific Meeting – embracing the future, not forgetting the past

Dr Legate Philip

Abstract

Managing risk factors – the old offenders Diet An update on diet and cardiovascular disease was given by Professor Kay Tee Khaw (University of Cambridge). A surprise recent finding has been that increased body mass index (BMI) trends do not directly correlate with cardiovascular mortality, particularly in Mediterranean countries (figure 1). Figure 1. Body mass index and associated coronary heart disease in Europe. Panel a) body mass index; panel b) coronary heart disease This gives rise to the question: is diet a key moderating factor in the relationship between BMI and cardiovascular mortality? The PREDIMED (Effects of the Mediterranean Di

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