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FUTURE PROOFING HEART HEALTH: THE ROLE OF LDL CHOLESTEROL & DIET

Alan Flanagan

6 October 8–9pm

FUTURE PROOFING HEART HEALTH: THE ROLE OF LDL CHOLESTEROL & DIET

Alan Flanagan

6 October 8–9pm

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Free

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60mins

CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The importance of maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is not always top of mind, but should we all be paying attention sooner rather than later for healthier ageing?
 
The cholesterol figure patients receive from their doctor is a culmination of all types of cholesterol, including high-density lipoproteins (HDL-C) and low-density lipoproteins cholesterol (LDL-C). But it’s the LDL-C we should be reducing, since it’s the number one causal risk factor for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD).
 
The effect of elevated LDL-C is cumulative over the course of the lifespan, which is why maintaining lower LDL-C levels from an earlier age significantly reduces risk for CVD.
 
In this webinar, we’ll be covering:
  • Evidence for the ‘lower is better’ treatment model for LDL-C
  • Current evidence for dietary intervention, including dietary patterns and specific nutrients
  • Considerations for at-risk groups (menopausal women, younger adults and people living with diabetes, overweight and obesity or family history of CVD/CHD) that could benefit from a cholesterol lowering diet sooner rather than later

WATCH THE WEBINAR TO


GAIN CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF:
  • Effects of LDL on CVD/CHD Risk
  • All dietary influence on LDL
  • Diet and CVD/CHD outcomes, including research demonstrating the impact of early prevention and cholesterol lowering on risk of CVD later in life
BE AWARE OF:
  • Considerations for specific population groups
  • Target levels to achieve risk reduction
  • International guidelines on dyslipidaemia management (including plant stanols as part of a healthy diet) and in combination with cholesterol lowering drug treatment e.g. 2019 ESC/EAS Guidelines
  • The importance of getting cholesterol levels checked
  • Nutritional supplements for LDL as proposed by the 2019 EAS/ESC guidelines
BE ABLE TO:
  • Identify risk factors that can increase risk of CVD in later life
  • Describe cumulative effect of LDL on CVD/CHD risk
  • Describe mechanisms by which diet influences CVD/CHD and provide practical lifestyle and dietary advice to help lower cholesterol, particularly LDL cholesterol
  • Describe differences in risk between specific population groups

Please note, webinars are not intended to be used by non-medically qualified individuals or as a substitute for, or basis for any medical treatment.

Melissa Mogor

Guest speaker

Alan Flanagan
Post Graduate Researcher, University of Surrey

Alan is a PhD candidate in nutrition at the University of Surrey, having completed his Masters degree at the same institution. Alan is the founder of Alinea Nutrition, an online education hub dedicated to providing science-based nutrition analysis for healthcare professionals. Alan is also Research Communication Officer for Sigma Nutrition.

Adele Hug

Chair

Lynne Garton RD
Consultant Dietitian

Lynne is a Registered Dietitian, who having worked both in the NHS and industry now runs her own nutrition consultancy. In this capacity she has been involved in a number of initiatives communicating the benefits of plant-based eating. She also works for HEART UK, the cholesterol charity, where she provides advice and support on all dietary matters related to heart health.

WEBINAR HOST AND MODERATOR
Tanya Haffner, CEO RD MyNutriWeb

CPD CERTIFICATE & LEARNING MATERIALS

This webinar has been approved for CPD approval by the AfN

Webinar slides and links to other key resources will be sent within a week of viewing the live webinar, along with a separate personalised CPD certificate to save for your files. Add hello@mynutriweb.com to your safe senders to ensure you receive them.

This webinar is being run in association with the Healthcare Professional team at Benecol

About Benecol

Benecol is committed to supporting healthcare professionals who treat patients with elevated cholesterol.
Our mission is to make lowering cholesterol simple for patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Benecol® products contain a unique ingredient, plant stanol ester, which has been clinically proven to lower cholesterol and provides an additive cholesterol lowering benefit to medication and diet.*

Benecol® has created a website for Healthcare Professionals with free downloadable resources to help promote knowledge and awareness of high cholesterol and the role of plant stanols as part of a cholesterol lowering diet.

*Plant stanol ester has been shown to lower cholesterol.
High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. The beneficial effect has been shown with a daily intake of 1.5-3.0g plant stanols, as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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