DIET AT THE HEART
This online tutorial aims to refresh your knowledge related to the dietary management of dyslipidemias, and to highlight how diet and lifestyle interventions can play an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This tutorial was developed for general practitioners (GPs) and healthcare professionals (HCPs) in primary care practices to help leverage existing knowledge; the tool can also be a useful resource for medical students.
Prof Lale Tokgözoglu
Hacettepe University, Ankara Turkey. Past President of the European Atherosclerosis Society
Key areas covered:
- Strategies for management of elevated cholesterol levels recommended by ESC and EAS, focus on the impact of dietary and lifestyle changes on heart health
- The role of dietary fats, dietary fibres, and foods with added plant sterols/stanols in actively reducing cholesterol levels, and their place in the current nutritional guidelines for the prevention of CVD and the management of dyslipidaemias
- Practical advice on motivating patients to make changes to their diet and lifestyle
- Understand the role of diet and lifestyle changes required to reduce cholesterol levels, and therefore prevent CVD and maintain a healthy heart
- Identify patients at increased CVD risk due to elevated cholesterol levels, who will benefit from diet and lifestyle changes
- Understand the role of dietary intervention including foods with
added plant sterols and stanols in cholesterol lowering and identify those patients who will benefit from them
- Know how to give dietary advice to help lower your patient’s
cholesterol levels and their risk of developing CVD
- Mach F, Baigent C, Catapano AL, et al. 2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias: lipid modification to reduce
cardiovascular risk. Eur Heart J 2020; 41(1): 111-188.
- Piepoli MF, Hoes AW, Agewall S et al. 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice. The Sixth Joint Task
Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by
representatives of 10 societies and by invited experts). Eur Heart J 2016; 37 (29):2315-2381.