Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., discusses his research on how a plant-based diet can prevent and reverse cardiovascular disease.
The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview of how to incorporate nutritional interventions into clinical practice. This web cast will focus on the most recent evidence that links nutrition to the management of cardiovascular disease.
The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study is 60 minutes.This course is worth 1 credit.
This course was released on 1/31/2008 and expires 6/15/2013.
Dyslipidemia is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. Current guidelines recommend diet as first-line therapy for patients with elevated plasma cholesterol concentrations. However, what constitutes an optimal dietary regimen remains a matter of controversy. The investigators therefore reviewed the published scientific research to determine the effectiveness of plant-based diets in modifying plasma lipid concentrations.
The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study is 0 minutes.This course is worth 0.5 credit.
This course was released on 6/15/2010 and expires 6/15/2013.