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Behavioral healthy nutrition and physical activity counseling in cardiovascular disease prevention: where we are now?

Authors: Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos, Matina Kouvari


The decline in age-adjusted mortality rates attributed to cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been characterized as the success story of the past four decades, worldwide. In the United States, a similar downtick has been recorded since 1978. The rapid progress in the fields of prevention and management may be responsible for this promising landscape in the CVD spectrum (1).

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