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February 8, 2006

Dietary Modification and CVD Prevention: A Matter of Fat

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Drs Anderson and Appel) and School of Medicine (Dr Appel), Baltimore, Md.

JAMA. 2006;295(6):693-695. doi:10.1001/jama.295.6.693

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in women in the United States and throughout most of the world.1,2 The contemporary approach to prevention of CVD includes lifestyle modification for all adults and medical therapy for those with CVD risk factors (hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, or diabetes).3 The report in this issue of JAMA by Howard et al from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)4 is timely, given recent major initiatives that focus on CVD prevention in women.3