Keynote Session: For the Love of Fat: What We Really Know (Or Don’t Know)
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 4040, 5160; Level 2
Performance Indicators: 6.2.5, 8.1.4, 8.3.6, 9.3.1
For years, the recommendation for optimal heart health has been to limit saturated fat intake, but this advice has been given without guidance on one of the most vital factors - replacement macronutrients. New research and recommendations by health organizations encourage Americans to reduce saturated fat intake and, in particular, shift food choices from those high in saturated fats to those high in polyunsaturated fats. Dr. Katz will speak about the latest research on dietary fats and provide insight that RDNs can use when educating their patients.
After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Understand that evolving scientific research on dietary fat shows that unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, can help lower risk of heart disease when used instead of carbohydrates to replace saturated fats.
- Educate patients, consumer audiences, and peers that omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat, may be especially beneficial and can be found in plant food sources.
Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
- 1.00 CDR