This session will focus on the relationship between the gut microbiome and the development of CVD. New research suggests that certain foods/dietary patterns increase the production of TMAO by the gut microbiome and this increases CVD development and other metabolic dysfunction. A review of dietary patterns and nutrients that impact the gut microbiome and the risk for CVD will be presented.
Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning.
CPE Level: Level 2
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
- 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
- 4.2.6 Analyzes and synthesizes information and identifies new information, patterns and findings.
- Describe the role of the gut microbiome as it contributes to CVD
- Describe the link between dietary intake and the production of TMAO and the metabolic consequences of increasing levels of TMAO
- Identify dietary patterns and nutrients that impact the gut microbiome and increase the risk for CVD