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New EAS-Endorsed Training Resource on Dietary Management of Dyslipidaemias to Aid CVD Prevention in Primary Care

Healthcare professionals can access a new evidence-based learning resource endorsed by the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) - DyslipidaemIa ManagEment Tutorial - DIET at the Heart of CVD Prevention. The tutorial has been specifically developed by leading international experts to provide a deeper understanding regarding the role of dietary and lifestyle factors in the management of dyslipidaemia to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), alongside strategies to help identify and manage patients who can benefit from such modifications.

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Nutrition and diet, and its influence on cardiovascular risk, has been extensively reviewed in recent years, and the latest European Atherosclerosis Society/European Society of Cardiology (EAS/ ESC) guidelines on the management of dyslipidaemias, and ESC CVD prevention guidelines, now state that dietary modifications should form the basis of cardiovascular disease prevention. Elevated levels of plasma total cholesterol (TC) levels, and in particular of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, are known causes of coronary atherosclerosis; therefore, strategies to reduce total and LDL-cholesterol can significantly reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Professor Alberico Catapano, EAS President, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Milan, and co-Chair of the Expert Working Group that developed the DyslipidaemIa ManagEment Tutorial said: 'Each year cardiovascular disease results in around 1.9 million deaths in Europe, yet we know that a large number of mortalities, including patients with all levels of CVD risk, could be prevented by simple dietary and lifestyle modifications.'

He continued: 'To heighten understanding of the central role that dietary modifications play in the prevention of CVD, it is important to provide primary health care professionals with evidence-based learning resources: the DyslipidaemIa ManagEment Tutorial - brings together the latest guidance and recommendations in this field, alongside practical advice and dietary aids for patients.

DIET Prevents CVD