Low Carb Diets in Dyslipidaemia

Dr Thomas Butler

Tuesday 19 March 2024 20:00–21:00 GMT

Season 5


Low carbohydrate diets are growing in popularity for the management of multiple health conditions, however, their role in cardiovascular health remains controversial.

This Journal Club session will cover a recently published case report paper investigating the effects of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets on four different patients.​

This session covers:

  • Current clinical guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention
  • The role of low carbohydrate diets alongside other more conventional cardioprotective diets for CVD prevention
  • Strengths and limitations of macronutrient vs whole foods diet patterns in CVD prevention
  • How to evaluate data from case reports and confidently discuss the results in the context of the wider literature

Watch this webinar to

Gain clear understanding of:
  • Current clinical guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention
  • Lipoproteins and their role in dyslipidaemia and CVD
  • The role of low carbohydrate diets alongside other more conventional cardioprotective diets for CVD prevention
Be aware of:
  • The definition of low carbohydrate diets
  • Strengths and limitations of macronutrient vs whole foods diet patterns in CVD prevention
Be able to:
  • Evaluate data from case reports using established tools
  • Confidently discuss the results of this case report against the wider literature

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Professor Giles Yeo

Expert speaker

Dr Thomas Butler​
Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Health, Edge Hill University


Dr Tom Butler (RD, RNutr) is a senior lecturer in nutrition and health at Edge Hill University. Tom is the scientific officer for the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation and also the lead for the Diet Working Group. He is also a committee member for the BDA Public Health Nutrition specialist group and a member of the European Society of Cardiology Task Force on Allied Professions.

Paper reference

Houttu V, Grefhorst A, Cohn DM, Levels JHM, Roeters van Lennep J, Stroes ESG, Groen AK, Tromp TR. Severe Dyslipidemia Mimicking Familial Hypercholesterolemia Induced by High-Fat, Low-Carbohydrate Diets: A Critical Review. Nutrients. 2023; 15(4):962. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15040962

Dr Caroline Childs - Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences within Medicine at the University of Southampton

About Journal Club Chair, Dr Pippa Gibson RNutr PhD


Each Journal Club session is chaired by Dr Pippa Gibson. 
Pippa gained her BSc from the University of Surrey, before returning to complete her PhD where she studied the role of vitamin D on the progression of paediatric liver disease. After graduating Pippa moved to King’s College London as a post-doctoral research associate investigating the role of interesterified fats on cardiometabolic health before moving into the gastrointestinal health team investigating the role of dietary compounds on constipation and functional bloating. Pippa left academia for industry and joined a contract catering company, Accent Catering, as Head of Nutrition, primarily working in nutrition education in schools to promote healthy messages across all ages. Pippa has recently moved the The British Nutrition Foundation as a Senior Nutrition Scientist where she engages with industry members to help improve the nutritional portfolio of the member companies. You can find some of Pippa’s work on the MyNutriWeb pages as she regularly contributes to the MyNutriWeb blogs.


Nutrition research reported in the media often highlights mixed or contradictory results between studies. So, as a nutrition professional, how can you ensure you use the strongest available evidence to inform your practice?


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