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This webinar was presented live on November 10, 2021.
In this webinar, we will discuss the top ten dietary strategies and the current national recommendations for reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk. We will also address recent controversies for cardioprotective dietary patterns, saturated fats, omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, dietary cholesterol and eggs, ketogenic diets, intermittent fasting, red meat and processed meat. We will examine the clinical and cost benefit of medical nutrition therapy by the RDN in patients with dyslipidemia and cardiometabolic risk factors.
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5
- Describe the current national nutrition recommendations from three leading health organizations to reduce CV risk.
- State the current top 10 dietary strategies to reduce CV risk.
- Critique recent dietary controversies as they relate to CV health.
- Identify the clinical and cost benefits of medical nutrition therapy by an RDN in the management of dyslipidemia and cardiometabolic risk factors.
Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, FAND, CDE, CLS, FNLA
Geeta Sikand is Director of Nutrition, Preventive Cardiology Program at the University of California, Irvine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology Division). Geeta is a registered dietitian, Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Fellow of the National Lipid Association (NLA) and a clinical lipid specialist. Ms. Sikand serves on the Board of Directors of the National Lipid Association. Ms. Sikand's own area of research is to examine the outcomes of MNT for patients with dyslipidemia and cardiometabolic risk factors.
Ms. Sikand serves as a Cardiovascular Content Expert for the Academy's Cardiovascular Health and Well-being DPG. Ms. Sikand co-chairs the NLA Nutrition Task Force and is a seminal author of the 2015 NLA Nutrition Recommendations for the Management of Dyslipidemia. Ms. Sikand is an author of the Academy's Evidenced Based Recommendations for Disorders of Lipid Metabolism and also serves on the Board of Editors of the Academy's Nutrition Care Manual.
Ms. Sikand has authored several chapters on cardiovascular nutrition in cardiology text books and published many peer reviewed articles. Ms. Sikand is the recipient of many awards including the Academy's 2019 Medallion Award, 2018 Excellence in CV Practice Award and the 2020 NLA President's Service Award.