List of abbreviations

BD             Professor Bruce Davies

BMI           Body Mass Index

CHD          Coronary Heart Disease

CVD           Cardiovascular disease

DART        Diet And Reinfarction Trial (RCT)

FG              Dr. Fergal Grace

g                 Grams

GDP           Gross Domestic Product

HDL           High Density Lipoprotein

IHD            Ischemic Heart Disease

LDL            Low Density Lipoprotein

mg              milligrams

mg/dl        milligrams per decilitre

MI              Myocardial Infarction

mmHg       millimeters of mercury

mmol/l      millimoles per litre

MOOSE     Meta-analysis Of Observational Studies in Epidemiology methodology

MRFIT       Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial

PRISMA    Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

RCT            Randomised Controlled Trial

RR              Risk Ratio

SD              Standard Deviation

STARS       St Thomas' Atherosclerosis Regression Study (RCT)

UK              United Kingdom

US              United States

WHI           Women’s Health Initiative (RCT)


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