Recorded Webinar: The French Paradox: New Research on Wine, Alcohol, and Heart Health

The live version of this webinar was presented on Wednesday, April 30, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET.

Red wine is healthy, right? This research continues to be complex and mixed. A term coined the “French Paradox,” discovered in the late 1980s represents the paradoxical epidemiological observation that French people experience lower incidence of coronary heart disease compared to other populations despite the fact that they regularly eat bread, rich cheeses, and consume wine. Since then, much research has come out exploring the subject of the connection between culture, food, lifestyle, and wine consumption. Is it the wine? Are there other factors? It’s important to review the most current research before guiding clients towards or away from their wine.

Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO, helps fellow dietitians wade through the oceans of research since this discovery and better understand the relationship between wine and health; current guidelines and research on saturated fat consumption; and recent research on cardiovascular disease around the world. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to: 

  1. Explain what the French Paradox is and how researchers discovered this health phenomenon. 
  2. Evaluate current research connecting wine intake to cardiovascular health in France and other countries.  
  3. Describe current alcohol intake recommendations for clients based on the most up-to-date research.
  4. Discuss and educate patients on the current guidelines on saturated fat research as it relates to cardiovascular disease.

Additional Information

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 
2070, 4050, 5160, 8035
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 
8.1.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.6, 13.2.7
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Ginger HultinGinger Hultin, MS, RD, CSO, is a nationally-recognized media Registered Dietitian. A nutrition and health writer, she owns a Seattle-based concierge nutrition practice, Champagne Nutrition® LLC where she helps clients optimize their health and wellness with an integrative approach. She specializes in vegetarian and plant-based diets, ketogenic diets, integrative/holistic nutrition, oncology nutrition, supplements, alcohol and health, nutrition for physical activity, and nutrigenomics. Ginger currently serves as adjunct clinical faculty at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, teaching master’s level nutrition students. She is a past President for the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. Ginger is also a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO, has no relevant disclosures to report and certifies no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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