Consuming a healthy diet is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk in all regions of the world

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in developed and developing countries. An
unhealthy diet is a leading driver and one of the major modifiable risk factors for the prevention of
CVD. Thus, dietary approaches are key to prevention and management. The role of diet and their
influence on CVD risk factors have been extensively reviewed and guidelines such as the European
guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias state that dietary modifications should form the basis
for CVD prevention.