NYU Langone Health’s Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
Jointly provided by NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the New York Chapter American College of Physicians
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This half-day webinar will focus on strategies to reduce risk for cardiovascular disease and related comorbidities through lifestyle and dietary approaches. Clinicians will be educated on barriers to weight loss including genetics, hormones and metabolism. The course will review environmental risk factors in cardiovascular risk and provide updates in the scientific understanding of the connection between the human microbiome and cardiovascular disease. Attendees will increase medical knowledge on more recent dietary evidence including areas of dietary controversy. The course will also provide strategies on how to educate patients on practical dietary changes. Attendees will hear about the evolution of traditional cardiovascular risk factors and recognize the potential benefits of more novel screening approaches. Holistic approaches to cardiovascular health will be discussed including the use of biofeedback for stress management. The course will address lifestyle approaches to optimize immunity for cardiovascular health which may also benefit natural defenses during a pandemic. A presentation on exercise will review how different types of exercise impact traditional and novel metabolic risk factors and the mechanisms underlying the effects. The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion time where course faculty will address questions from the audience. New clinical research and a review of current evidence will provide attendees with the latest information to help their patients achieve optimal health through exercise, diet and integrative medicine strategies.