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Coronary Heart Disease EpidemiologyFrom aetiology to public health$
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Michael Marmot and Paul Elliott

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525738

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.001.0001

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Nutrition policy: national strategies for dietary change

Nutrition policy: national strategies for dietary change

(p.805) Chapter 46 Nutrition policy: national strategies for dietary change
Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology

W. P. T. James

N. J. Rigby

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers national strategies for dietary change aimed at preventing cardiovascular and other adult chronic diseases such as cancer. It argues that despite the emphasis on the need for appropriate diets to prevent cardiovascular disease, the practical changes to improve diets on a global basis have been very modest. We have now entered a phase when global industrial interests are so powerful and focused on maintaining profits that governments are going to find it very difficult to promote radical dietary changes. The recent emphasis on individual responsibility and the importance of the free market further limits the likelihood of governments accepting the importance of major public health initiatives to alter the toxic environment affecting most societies in the world.

Keywords:   coronary heart disease prevention, diet, nutrition, public health, government policy, food policy

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