Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes for Health Professionals

Clinical Practice Guidelines

The IOM (2011) defined clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options."

Systematic Evidence Reviews

In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) defined a systematic evidence review as "a scientific investigation that focuses on a specific question and uses explicit, prespecified scientific methods to identify, select, assess, and summarize the findings of similar but separate studies.


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NHLBI in the Press
A collaborative framework to reduce added sugar from the U.S. food supply could help food service providers and public health experts work together to improve the cardiovascular health outcomes of Americans, which could save money and add years to lives.