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Community and primary care nursing
Nurses’ awareness of diverse healthy diets may increase patients’ adherence improving cardiovascular disease risk management
  1. Shaminder Singh1,
  2. Cathy A Eastwood2
  1. 1Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  2. 2Centre for Health Informatics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shaminder Singh, Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6, Canada; shasingh{at}ucalgary.ca

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Commentary on: Shan Z, Li Y, Baden MY, et al. Association between healthy eating patterns and risk of cardiovascular disease. JAMA Intern Med 2020; 180:1090–100. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.2176

Implications for practice and research

  • Nurses should be aware and open to multiple healthy dietary patterns among diverse groups of people and how they might influence cardiovascular disease (CVD).

  • Further research is required to explore how to increase adherence to healthy diets for diverse population groups within their sociocultural and ecological contexts.

Context

Historically, long-term risk management of CVD is composed of healthy dietary recommendations.1 2 A plethora of information about foods and nutrients occupy media and health research spaces,3 yet consumers often possess a suboptimal understanding of healthy dietary patterns.4 Information about isolated nutrients and foods is insufficient to manage CVD risks; instead, elevated public awareness of various recommended dietary patterns is required. …

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Footnotes

  • Twitter @ShaminderSingh, @Eastwoodcathy1

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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