Familial Hypercholesterolemia and The Role Diet Plays
FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA AND THE ROLE DIET PLAYS
Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common type of genetic defects. The prevalence depends, mainly, on FH type (homo vs. heterozygous) and ethnic background. Homozygous FH is affecting an estimated 1 in 1,000,000 individuals, while heterozygous FH is much more common, affecting between 1 in 200 to 1 in 500 individuals. Diet is considered the primary way of management of FH. Some evidence suggests that FH patients can benefit more so from dietary changes than individuals without FH, in terms of improving serum cholesterol and reducing risk of cardiovascular complications. However, the efficacy of dietary FH management has been recently questioned. Specifically, the long-standing dietary recommendations for FH management have recently been described as ineffective. The goal of this presentation is to summarize available literature regarding how diet and nutrient modification impact serum cholesterol profile and other biomarkers of cardiovascular disease in FH patients.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Gain a better understanding of the nature of FH.


  • Outline traditional dietary guidelines for FH patients.


  • Assess the efficacy of diet and nutrient modification on changes in serum cholesterol profile in FH patients based on available literature.
Live Webinar Date: Feb 09, 2021   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 4.2.6, 6.2.5, 6.3.8, 8.3.6
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18

About the Presenter: Roman Pawlak, Ph.D, RD
Roman Pawlak

Associate Professor of Nutrition at East Carolina University. Authored: 'Vitamin B12. Combating the epidemic of deficiency' (published in English and Polish), 'Vegan/vegetarian mother and her baby' (published in English, Polish and Czech), 'I am the LORD who heals you' (published in English, Russian and Japanese), 'Forever young. Secrets of delaying aging and living disease free' (published in English and Polish), 'Healthy diet without secrets' (published in English and Polish), 'In defense of vegetarianism' (published in English and Polish), 'Diabetes. How to prevent it? How to cure it? How to prevent diabetes complications' (published in Polish), 'Diet – facts and myths' (published in Polish). Published in the best American and international nutrition journals, including, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Nutrition, Nutrition Reviews, American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Lectured in five continents, including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.



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