Part 2

Professor Bruce Griffin, Professor John Sievenpiper


Part 2

Professor Bruce Griffin, Professor John Sievenpiper





The leading risk factors for the global burden of cardiovascular disease are metabolic factors such as high blood pressure, high BMI and high fasting plasma glucose. Lifestyle factors make the largest contribution to the risk of CVD incidence and mortality. Plant-based food patterns including Mediterranean diet, Portfolio diet, vegetarian diet, Nordic diet have established benefits for cardiometabolic health. This webinar series explores the evidence and practice and marks the launch of a new global publication on the topic.


  • The Mediterranean diet, Nordic diet, Vegetarian diets and their relationship with cardiometabolic health


  • The link between diet, gut microbiome diversity and cardiometabolic health
  • The role of short chain fatty acids and cardiometabolic health
  • Trimethylamine n-oxide (TMAO) and cardiometabolic health
  • Body weight and the gut microbiome and cardiometabolic health


  • Understand the what this means for practical dietary advice
  • Gain access to relevant helpful resources

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Melissa Mogor

Chair & Expert speaker

Professor Bruce Griffin
Professor of Nutritional Metabolism at University of Surrey

Professor Griffin is a Biomedical Scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease. After gaining a BSc with first class honours in medical laboratory science at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1984, he undertook a PhD on the effects of exercise and diet on human plasma lipoproteins at the University of Aberdeen, under the supervision of Professor Ronald Maughan and Dr Roy Skinner (1988). This was followed by postdoctoral research in Pathological Biochemistry at Glasgow Royal Infirmary with Professors Jim Shepherd and Chris Packard.
Since 1994, he has held academic posts as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Nutritional Metabolism at the University of Surrey. He teaches undergraduate dietitians, nutritionists and food scientists, as well as nutritional medicine and human nutrition masters students. He is an active researcher and external speaker in human nutrition, in relation to cardiovascular health, and has published widely in the areas of blood lipids, dietary macronutrients and cardiovascular disease. His research has been supported by grants from the Medical Research Council, British Heart Foundation, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Food Standards Agency, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and various industries.

Adele Hug

Expert speaker

Professor John Sievenpiper
Associate Professor, Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicine, University of Toronto
Diabetes Canada Clinician Scientist
Staff Physician, Division of Endocrinology & Metabolism, St. Michael’s Hospital
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
Lifestyle Medicine Lead, MD Program, University of Toronto

Dr. Sievenpiper is a Clinician Scientist who holds appointments as an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Physician and Scientist and St. Michael’s Hospital. He has established an internationally recognized research program focused on using randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews and meta-analyses to address questions of clinical and public health importance in relation to diet and cardiometabolic disease prevention. He is the recipient of numerous awards. He is directly involved in clinical practice guidelines development for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease with appointments to expert committees in Canada and Europe. He has authored > 190 papers.

Tanya Haffner, MD RD Nutrilicious.


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This webinar has been kindly supported by the science & nutrition teams at Alpro Foundation and Alpro

About Alpro Foundation
The Alpro Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation that was founded in 1996 in order to support scientific research into nutrition and to promote knowledge and awareness of plant-based nutrition, health and sustainability. Various resources for academics health professionals and students can be found on their website.

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