Dr. James J. Kenney, PhD, RD, FACN
Goals and Objectives:
- Explain why a diet higher in fat and lower in carbohydrate is not necessarily optimal for treating overweight or obese patients with the metabolic syndrome.
- List the major changes in the NCEP's blood lipid goals for the treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease in adults.
- Give two or more reasons why a drop in HDL-C level that frequently accompanies a switch to a higher carbohydrate, lower fat diet does not mean the same thing in terms of CVD risk as the same HDL-C level on a high-fat diet.
- Explain why the loss of excess body fat is far more important than the ratio of fat to carbohydrate in the diet for patients with Type 2 DM and the metabolic syndrome.
- List three reasons why the rise in fasting serum triglyceride levels seen in many studies are not likely to be associated with the progression of atherosclerotic lesions.
- Explain the differences between the NCEP'S Step 2 Diet and the new TLC Diet for treating patients at high risk of atherosclerotic disease.
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