Hard hitting headlines that cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of death in the UK are scary, but the good news is that changing your diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and slow the progression of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular, or heart disease, is an umbrella term for conditions including high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol (hypercholesterolaemia or dyslipidaemia), metabolic syndrome or syndrome X, and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). There are specific diets, treatment plans and lifestyle modifications for each of these conditions. A Mediterranean diet is often associated with lowest cardiovascular disease risk. For a personalised treatment plan, that takes into account all of your risk factors for heart disease, arrange a consultation today.
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