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Systematic review
Behavioural counselling improves physiological outcomes in those with cardiovascular risk factors
  1. Alice Ammerman
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Alice Ammerman, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA; alice_ammerman{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Clinicians need to engage community-based public health and other partners to deliver the intensity of diet and physical activity needed to have a positive impact on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

  • More research is needed to identify the most efficient (cost and time) means of intervention delivery to achieve positive short-term and long-term impacts.


A substantial body of convincing evidence suggests that a healthy diet and physical activity are associated with reduction in cardiovascular events and mortality rates along with a number of other important …

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  • Competing interests None declared.