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This webinar was presented live on December 9, 2020.
For primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, research now supports a multi-faceted approach that includes support for vascular health by addressing arterial stiffness and endothelial function. This webinar will review research and discuss practical applications for several examples of nutrition strategies that focus on these aspects of cardiovascular health.
CPE Level: 2
- After this presentation, participants will be able to identify at least two examples of how food choices may support vascular health and endothelial function beyond their influence on blood lipids.
- After this presentation, participants will be able to explain the implications for cardiovascular health of current research on the interaction of dietary choices and the gut microbiome.
- After this presentation, participants will be able to synthesize research on diet and endothelial function and the gut microbiome with current nutrition recommendations to provide a cohesive, realistic message on heart-healthy eating.
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND
Karen Collins is a registered dietitian nutritionist, consultant and writer who focuses on translating current nutrition science related to cardiovascular health, cancer prevention and their intersection. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed book chapters and research summaries for health professionals, and over 2,000 nutrition-related articles for the public. A Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Karen was a lead organizer in a review of dietary assessment tools that led to development of a new dietary assessment tool for cardiac rehabilitation programs. She is a co-author of the Picture Your Plate dietary assessment tool validation study published in 2020.