What is the relationship between the frequency of eating and risk of cardiovascular disease?
Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review
Frequency of Eating 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, frequency of eating will consider the number of daily eating occasions. In addition, the outcomes include total cholesterol (TC), LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol (including TC:HDL and LDL:HDL ratios), triglycerides, blood pressure (systolic and diastolic), 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.