Author + information
- Received August 19, 2016
- Revision received October 24, 2016
- Accepted October 26, 2016
- Published online February 27, 2017.
- Andrew M. Freeman, MDa,∗ (, )
- Pamela B. Morris, MDb,
- Neal Barnard, MDc,
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MDd,
- Emilio Ros, MD, PhDe,
- Arthur Agatston, MDf,
- Stephen Devries, MDg,h,
- James O’Keefe, MDi,
- Michael Miller, MDj,
- Dean Ornish, MDk,
- Kim Williams, MDl and
- Penny Kris-Etherton, PhDm
- aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado
- bMedical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
- cGeorge Washington University School of Medicine; Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC
- dCleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
- eLipid Clinic, Endocrinology and Nutrition Service, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona and Ciber Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
- fHerbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University and Baptist Health of South Florida, Miami, Florida
- gGaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology, Deerfield, Illinois
- hNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
- iSaint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
- jUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
- kPreventive Medicine Research Institute, Sausalito, California and University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, California
- lRush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
- mDepartment of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Andrew M. Freeman, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street, J317, Denver, Colorado 80206.
The potential cardiovascular benefits of several trending foods and dietary patterns are still incompletely understood, and nutritional science continues to evolve. However, in the meantime, a number of controversial dietary patterns, foods, and nutrients have received significant media exposure and are mired by hype. This review addresses some of the more popular foods and dietary patterns that are promoted for cardiovascular health to provide clinicians with accurate information for patient discussions in the clinical setting.
The views expressed in this paper by the ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council do not necessarily reflect the views of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology or the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Freeman has done nonpromotional speaking with Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Morris has served on advisory boards for Amgen, AstraZeneca, and Sanofi Regeneron. Dr. Ros has received grants for research through his institution from the California Walnut Commission and is a nonpaid member of its Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Miller is a Scientific Advisor for Pressed Juicery. Dr. Ornish consults with Healthways and TerraVia, and receives royalties as an author and honoraria as a speaker. Dr. O’Keefe has a financial interest in Cardiotabs, a nutritional supplement company; and has done promotional speaking for Boehringer Ingelheim, Amgen, and Sanofi Regeneron. Dr. Kris-Etherton serves on the California Walnut Commission Scientific Advisory Committee, Avocado Nutrition Sciences Advisors, Seafood Nutrition Partnership Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council, McDonald’s Global Advisory Council, and the TerraVia Scientific Advisory Board, and has research funding from the California Walnut Commission, Canola Oil Council, McCormick Spice Institute, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
- Received August 19, 2016.
- Revision received October 24, 2016.
- Accepted October 26, 2016.
- 2017 American College of Cardiology Foundation