What is the relationship between dietary patterns consumed and risk of cardiovascular disease?
Approach to Answering the Question
Update to Existing NESR Systematic Review
Dietary Patterns Subcommittee
Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review will be conducted. The protocol provides the:
- Analytic framework,
- Literature search and screening plan, and
- Literature search and screening results.
For this question, dietary patterns is defined as the quantities, proportions, variety, or combination of different foods, drinks, and nutrients (when available) in diets, and the frequency with which they are habitually consumed. In addition, the outcomes include blood pressure (systolic and diastolic), total cholesterol (TC), LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol (including TC:HDL and LDL:HDL ratios), triglycerides, cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral artery disease), stroke, venous thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease mortality.
This page will be updated with the draft conclusion once it has been developed. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s report.