The National Lipid Association (NLA) has created clinical perspectives on dyslipidemia management across the lifespan to promote optimal medical nutrition therapy to prevent and/or manage atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. In 2022, the Nutrition Interventions for Youth with Dyslipidemia, which focuses on patients aged 0-18 years, was published to provide guidance for registered dietitian nutritionists and other healthcare professionals working with youth with dyslipidemia. By June 2023, the Nutrition Interventions for Adults with Dyslipidemia will be published to update the nutrition recommendations previously provided in the NLA Recommendations for Patient-Centered Dyslipidemia Management – Part 2, which provided guidance for RDNs and other healthcare professionals working with adults with dyslipidemia.
This session provides an overview of these NLA clinical perspectives to enhance the knowledge and practical application of the attendees of the most current evidence-based MNT for dyslipidemia management in youth and adults.
CPE Level: Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
- 10.2.1 Selects valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments.
- 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.
- 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
- Describe evidence-based nutrition interventions for specific types of dyslipidemias in youth (0-18 years).
- Describe evidence-based nutrition interventions for select types of dyslipidemias in adults.
- Identify the importance of medical nutrition therapy for dyslipidemia management across the lifespan to prevent or manage atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
- Geeta Sikand
- Lauren Williams