The importance of nutritional interventions for cardiovascular health

Presented by

Prof Carl 'Chip' Lavie, Dr Keri Marshall, Prof Manfred Eggersdorfer

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Join us for our first webinar on heart health, presented by Prof Carl "Chip" Lavie who will be joined by DSM’s Dr Keri Marshall and Prof Manfred Eggersdorfer. Together they will discuss the latest research into the area and examine how nutritional strategies may improve heart health across the world. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the biggest threats to human health, responsible for approximately 17.5 million deaths every year. Today, extensive research on key nutrients, including omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and vitamin D, indicate micronutrients have an important role in heart health and reducing the risk of CVD. Looking at omega-3 fatty acids, scientific data indicates that EPA and DHA play a role in the prevention of CVD. Through a complex set of actions EPA and DHA act to beneficially modify a number of risk factors for CVD including blood pressure, platelet reactivity and thrombosis, plasma triglyceride concentrations, vascular function, heart rate and heart rate variability, and inflammation. The webinar will first focus on EPA and DHA in supporting heart health and slowing the progression of cardiovascular disease, and then explore the substantial role of vitamin D in reducing the risk factors associated with various cardiometabolic conditions.

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