Journal of Preventive Cardiology
spacer
top
Editorial Board
devider
Instructions to Contributors
devider
Submit Manuscript
devider
Subscribe to TOC Alerts
devider
Reprints
devider
Contact Us
btm
spacer

Guest Editorial

Diet and nutrition have emerged as the major modifiable factors for all-cause cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. According to the recently published Global Burden of Disease, dietary risk factors accounted for approximately one million deaths [mostly due to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)] and 255 million disability adjusted life years, accounting for about one-fifth of total mortality worldwide, thereby making faulty diet the biggest risk factor globally. However, several controversies still exist in the field of diet and nutrition. While many researchers believe in the ‘calories in, calories out (CICO)’ model of obesity, an equally large number of researchers now believe otherwise, favoring a more complex hormonal control of body fat accumulation. Likewise, the former group attributes lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and CVDs, to dietary fat (owing to the high-calorie content of dietary fats), whereas the latter group attributes most of these conditions to refined carbohydrates and sugars. Of note, conducting randomized trials involving diet is extremely difficult owing to the peculiar circumstances involved: differing levels of activity, appetite, taste preferences, influence of social media, etc. This makes recommending particular foods as unhealthy or healthy extremely difficult.

In the light of these competing hypotheses, this issue of the Journal of Preventive Cardiology addresses the impact of various foods on metabolism and CVD risk. The articles in this issue look at various nutrients—saturated fats, carbohydrates and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—discussing the current evidence base and making recommendations, where appropriate. The State-of-the-art Article is a review of the impact of diet on cardio-metabolic health, highlighting the impact of the three macronutrients, followed by an overview of the evidence for major individual food items, dividing them into unhealthy, healthy and controversial foods for further clarity.

This issue discusses the profile of a leading nutritionist Dr. Walter Willett who is currently professor of medicine, epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard Medical School. He has participated in several landmark trials such as the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which have provided several recommendations on the long-term health consequences of several food items.

We hope that this issue will live up to its purpose of clarifying some of the contentious issues that confound nutritional recommendations today, while pointing out issues that need further evaluation.

I hope this issue of the journal will be useful to the practicing clinicians. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

signature
Dr. S. C. Manchanda
Editor-in-Chief
Senior Consultant Cardiologist
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

signature
Dr. Arun Chopra
Guest editor


spacer Slideshow
  • State-of-the-Art Article
    Nutrition and Cardio-metabolic health: Lessons, resolved issues and unanswered questions
    -Dr. Arun K Chopra.
    abstract text full text
  • Review Article
    Oils and fats consumed in Indian diet: Effect on anthropometric parameters, lipid profiles and risk of developing chronic diseases
    -Dr. Shweta Khandelwal, et al.
    abstract text full text
  • Review Article
    Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Outcomes: Focus on the REDUCE-IT and VITAL studies
    -Dr. Peeyush Jain
    abstract text full text
  • Update on Guidelines
    full text
  • Commentary
    full text
  • Journal Watch
    full text
  • News and Views
     
    full text
spacer
Slideshow
  • European Cardiology Congress
    To be held on July 01–02, 2019, Czech Republic
    Read more...
  • HEART UK Annual Scientific Conference
    To be held on July 3–5, 2019, UK
    Read more...
  • 25 World Cardiology Conference
    TTo be held on July 10–11, 2019, Japan
    Read more...
  • 3 Cardiological Society of India - Heart Failure Conference 2019
    To be held on July 20–21, 2019, India
    Read more...
  • 27 International Conference & Exhibition on Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
    To be held on July 26–27, 2019, Japan
    Read more...
  • 4 Global Summit on Circulatory Health
    To be held on August 29–30, 2019, France
    Read more...
spacer
Journal of Preventive Cardiology
spacer
 
spacer
Print ISSN: 2249-4308
Online ISSN: 2277-6559
 
Frequency: Quarterly