The 84th Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society took place from 29 to 1 June and was concluded with success.

During the Congress, the review of the Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice confirmed the significance of diet and lifestyle as the first fundamental step for the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).

With the emphasis on the quality of diet, it was also stressed that the importance of lowering LDL-cholesterol should not be neglected. Furthermore, there is also consistent evidence for a role for foods with added plant sterols and stanols, which at a daily intake of 2 g/day lower LDL-C by up 10%.

For more information, please read the EAS announcement.