Benecol recently supported part 1 and 2 of the MyNutriWeb webinars 'Future Proofing Heart Health: The Role of LDL Cholesterol and Diet.'
Presented by Alan Flanagan, post-graduate researcher at the University of Surrey, and chaired by Lynne Garton RD, Consultant Dietitian at Heart UK, part 1 of this webinar covers the causal role of LDL-C in atherosclerosis and the effect of diet on LDL-C. Part 2 covers the effect of the diet on LDL-C and also focuses on diet and cardiovascular (CVD) risk.
The webinars have also been approved for CPD by the BDA and AfN accredited.
LDL-C is the number one causal risk factor for atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. 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.
Dietary and lifestyle intervention, including the daily use of plant stanols, can help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Part 1 & 2 cover:
- 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.
To download a PDF visual summary of the key messages from the webinars visit the MyNutriWeb website here
You can also access a downloadable infographic summarising the latest evidence on dietary interventions to reduce cholesterol here
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