Medical nutrition therapy is effective in the management of adult dyslipidaemia – the importance of diet and lifestyle support in the prevention of CVD

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a leading cause of death globally [1]. Major modifiable risk factors of CVD include dyslipidaemia and elevated blood pressure, which are linked to diet and lifestyle (2,3). Dietary intervention has been shown to be highly effective in preventing and managing dyslipidaemia, i.e., elevated atherogenic blood lipids, and forms the basis for dyslipidaemia treatment and CVD prevention. Multiple health authorities such as the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Addociation (AHA) and the National Lipid Association (NLA) encourages the referral of patients to seek guidance from a registered dietician or nutrition expert for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) [2,3].