Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term used to describe all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary heart disease (which includes heart attacks and angina) and stroke are common forms of CVD. In terms of lives lost and health spending, CVD is still considered to be Australia’s most costly disease and prevention of CVD is an important national health priority. 

The burden of CVD is expected to rise due to the ageing population and the increasing prevalence of risk factors such as obesity. 

Nutrition Australia acknowledges Dairy Australia as the original author of this resource.

Published: January 2018

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