Welcome to this online tutorial focusing on the dietary management of dyslipidemias, as an important part in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This is a "refresher" course, for general practitioners (GPs) and healthcare professionals (HCPs) in primary care practices, to leverage existing knowledge in this key area.
In recent years, dietary habits and their influence on cardiovascular risk have been extensively reviewed. The most recent European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) guidelines on the management of dyslipidaemias1 and ESC CVD prevention guidelines2, also state that dietary modifications should form the basis for CVD prevention. This module will specifically address the role of dietary and lifestyle modifications, in particular the use of foods with added plant sterols/stanols, to help lower cholesterol levels and prevent CVD.
The aim of this tutorial is to provide you with the latest guidelines and practical advice to assist you when managing patients.