Date: May 19, 2021
Time: 1 - 2 pm (Central time)
Poor dietary quality has surpassed all other mortality risk factors, accounting for 11 million deaths and half of CVD deaths globally. This presentation will include a discussion on:
- Dietary recommendations from three leading health organizations to markedly benefit the primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
- Which cardioprotective dietary pattern is best? DASH, Mediterranean or Vegetarian/Vegan.
- Evidence on controversies pertaining to saturated fat, processed meat, red meat, intermittent fasting, low-carbohydrate/very-low-carbohydrate including ketogenic diets will be discussed.
What are the latest recommendations on eggs and cholesterol intake?
CPE Level: 1
- Describe the current national nutrition recommendations from three leading health organizations to reduce cardiovascular mortality.
- Critique five dietary controversies as related to cardiovascular health.
- State the current top 10 dietary strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk.
- 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 at University of California Irvine Preventive Cardiology Program and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Geeta is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a Fellow of the National Lipid Association (NLA).
Ms. Sikand is a nutrition expert panel member and a seminal author of the NLA publication "The 2015 NLA Recommendations for Patient Centered Management of Dyslipidemia.” Ms. Sikand is Co-Chair of NLA Nutrition Expert Panel Writing Group, serves on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Lipid Association and the National Lipid Association. Ms. Sikand is the Director of SCAN DPG Cardiovascular sub-unit.
Ms. Sikand is the recipient of the 2019 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Medallion award. She was honored for her contributions to the dietetics profession including her research publications on the clinical and cost benefits of medical nutrition therapy by registered dietitians for the management of dyslipidemia and cardiometabolic risk factors.
Ms. Sikand is also the recipient of the 2019 Californian Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dolores Nyhus Memorial Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, 2019 SCAN DPG Excellence in Practice Award, 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy’s Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics Member Interest Group, 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Dietitians’ in Health Care Communities DPG and the 2001 Mary Huddleson Award for making the highest contribution to the dietetics profession for her seminal studies on the clinical and cost benefits of medical nutrition therapy by registered dietitians for the management of dyslipidemia.