Evidence-based dietary recommendations for heart health convincingly and markedly lower major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). These dietary interventions can be implemented to target multiple mechanisms for reducing major CVD risk factors. But there are still many challenges for both patients and RDNs in educating patients and implementing these interventions. In this presentation, attendees will learn about these recommendations--specifically the management of elevated LDL-cholesterol and blood pressure—as well as strategies to implement the recommendations to help patients achieve heart-healthy diets.
CPE Level: 2
8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.
8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.
9.4.5 Implements individualized teaching plans in order to promote, maintain and enhance nutritional health and learning.
- Summarize the effects of dietary interventions (nutrients, foods, and dietary patterns) on lipids/lipoproteins and blood pressure.
- Describe the different mechanisms by which our recommended dietary interventions affect lipids/lipoproteins and blood pressure.
- Identify the barriers for implementing dietary changes and utilize strategies to help your patients/clients navigate them.
Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD RD FAHA FNLA FASN CLS
Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton is Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University where she has served on the faculty since 1979. Her clinical nutrition research focuses on understanding the effect of diet on CVD risk factors.