Trending Cardiovascular Nutrition Controversies

Andrew M. Freeman, MD; Pamela B. Morris, MD; Neal Barnard, MD; Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD; Emilio Ros, MD, PHD; Arthur Agatston, MD; Stephen Devries, MD; James O'Keefe, MD; Michael Miller, MD; Dean Ornish, MD; Kim Williams, MD; Penny Kris-Etherton, PHD


J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017;69(9):1172-1187. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


The potential cardiovascular benefits of several trending foods and dietary patterns are still incompletely understood, and nutritional science continues to evolve. However, in the meantime, a number of controversial dietary patterns, foods, and nutrients have received significant media exposure and are mired by hype. This review addresses some of the more popular foods and dietary patterns that are promoted for cardiovascular health to provide clinicians with accurate information for patient discussions in the clinical setting.