South Asians and Heart Disease: Calling RDNs for Their Expertise!
The 2018 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Cholesterol Management Guidelines have listed “South Asian Ethnicity” as an enhanced risk-factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). South Asians are people from India (84%), Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Given the high prevalence of ASCVD in South Asians living in the U.S., this session will review the evidence for intervention through diet and physical activity intervention. The practice implications and nutrition counseling resources for providing culturally relevant medical nutrition therapy to South Asian patients with diabetes and ASCVD risk factors will be presented.
Planned with Indians in Nutrition and Dietetics Member Interest Group
- Describe the diabetes, dyslipidemia and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) connectome among South Asians
- Identify the complex role of traditional health care beliefs, religion, acculturation and social values of South Asians and their impact on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk and cardiometabolic risk factors
- Use evidence-based strategies to provide culturally relevant medical nutrition therapy and nutrition resources for the primary prevention of ASCVD in South Asians
- 1.3.6 Develops and implements culturally appropriate strategies when delivering service.
- 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
- 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RDN, FAHA, FNLA, FASN, CLS
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Penn State University
Salim Virani, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, FAND, CDE, CLS, FNLA
Director of Nutrition, Preventive Cardiology Program and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
University of California Irvine