The bottom line?
“Taken together, these findings support a causal relationship between only a few dietary exposures and coronary heart disease, whereas the evidence for most individual nutrients or foods is too modest to be conclusive,” concluded the authors.
Among the dietary factors with strong evidence for a cause and effect relationship, only the Mediterranean diet is related to coronary heart disease based on a the results of a randomized clinical study.
John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.