June 2024.

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About this episode

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of Australia’s biggest health challenges – being a major cause of illness, disability and mortality. Around three in four Australians are at risk of developing CVD, and in 2023, it ranked fourth in terms of total disease burden.   

But it can be prevented.

Clinical Cardiologist David Colquhoun talks us through the risk factors for CVD, and what can be done to help prevent (and manage) this chronic disease.

From nuts, avocado and olive oil, to smoking and exercise, David explains what Australians can do to turn this around.

About today’s guest

Associate Professor David Colquhoun is a cardiologist who has been in private practice in Queensland for more than 35 years.

He has been involved in clinical practice and research in the fields of cardiology, lipids, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, nutraceutical and psychological aspects of heart disease. His private clinical research unit, Core Research Group, is currently active in 17 trials.

A/Prof Colquhoun is on the Consultant of Consultant Specialists for the Australian Medical Association, a board member of the National Heart Foundation of Australia, and the outgoing Chair of the Preventive Cardiology Council of the Cardiac Society of Australian and New Zealand.

A/Prof David Colquhoun

Supporting resources

Mediterranean diet, traditional risk factors, and the rate of cardiovascular complications after myocardial infarction: Final report of the Lyon Diet Heart Study

The PREDIMED study

Tree nut and peanut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Effects of a macadamia nut enriched diet on serum lipids and lipoproteins compared to a low fat diet

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