Symposium Session: More Than One Path to a Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer: An Up-Close Look at Mediterranean, DASH, Nordic & Other Eating Patterns
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4000, 4040, 5150, 5160, 9020; Level 2
A predominantly plant-based diet is a key element in recommendations to reduce risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Multiple options for creating such a diet have been identified. In this presentation, we will explore several different dietary patterns, the research behind them and ways that they can be used or adapted to create eating habits that lower risk of chronic disease as part of a long-term healthy lifestyle.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify, compare and contrast several different eating patterns that may help promote health.
- Explain current research findings regarding each of these patterns and the potential to reduce risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- Describe realistic, practical steps for making a variety of eating patterns healthful and enjoyable.
Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FANDNutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research, consulting from Buffalo, NY, area. Coauthor of the "Nutrition and Cancer Prevention" chapter in third edition of The Clinical Guide to Oncology Nutrition. Cardiometabolic Health Alliance Think Tank participant, representing the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- 1.50 CDR