This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.
The Women's Health Initiative landmark study of 161,808 postmenopausal women ages 50-79 from 40 centers across the United States has impacted women's health for over two decades. Diet and nutrition are an important component of this research and numerous dietetic professionals have contributed to the study design, implementation, analysis and dissemination of this research. This session will update attendees on current evidence that has emerged from the research efforts, with an emphasis on diet and cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Dietetic professionals will be afforded an opportunity to understand the totality of the evidence and be challenged to implement and disseminate key findings in their day-to-day practices for health promotion and disease prevention.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4050, 4040, 9020
- Describe the Women's Health Initiative observational and clinical trials design.
- Summarize key findings from WHI over the 20 years of follow up relevant to diet and its association with cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk in postmenopausal women.
- List at least three findings for application to medical nutrition therapy for each chronic disease outcome: cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
- Lesley Tinker, PhD,RDN
- Linda Van Horn, PhD,RDN
- Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD
Moderator and Program Planner
- Cynthia Thomson, PhD, RD, FAND, FTOS