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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