CPC Fellow Popkin's published review finds global trends in food consumption impact cardiovascular disease

Oct 5, 2015

UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health posted an announcement about a recently published article co-authored by Carolina Population Center Faculty Fellow Barry M. Popkin.

This is an excerpt of the announcement:

More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. There are few data, however, on the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease in these countries.

In May 2014, the World Heart Federation consensus conference met in Ontario, Canada. Global scholars in the field worked to create an in-depth review of current knowledge on the role of diet in cardiovascular disease (CVD), the changing global food system, global dietary patterns and potential policy solutions.

Barry Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was a participant at the conference. He also is the corresponding author of the resulting article, which shares the findings of this major consensus review of what the world needs to do to change diets and reduce CVD.

The article, titled, "Food Consumption and its Impact on Cardiovascular Disease: Importance of Solutions Focused on the Globalized Food System," was published online Sept. 28 by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A PDF copy is available here.

Read the full announcement here.

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