Cardiometabolic Disease: A Guide to Heart, Weight, and Nutritional Health
Presented on April 22, 2020
Known as a “silent killer”, cardiometabolic disease (which includes obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol) affects more than a quarter of adults in the United States. For individuals with spinal cord injuries, maintaining a healthy heart and weight can come with unique challenges. Dr. Nicholas Dabai, DO with the Veterans Association Puget Sound Health Care System provides an overview of how this disease affects people with SCI. Dr. Dabai discusses the current guidelines for diagnosis, and offers recommendations on ideal nutrition, exercise, and medicine. If you want to learn how to spot cardiometabolic disease and keep your heart healthy, this forum is for you!
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Resources from the presentation:
- DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan, from the National Institutes of Health: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/dash-eating-plan
- Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern, from Health.gov (found within the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Document): https://health.gov/our-work/food-nutrition/previous-dietary-guidelines/2015
- Eat Right Nutrition Tips and Handouts, from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: https://www.eatrightpro.org/practice/career-development/marketing-center/eat-right-nutrition-tips-and-handouts
- Effects of a 6-Week Indoor Hand-Bike Exercise Program on Health and Fitness Levels in People With Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003999315005936?via%3Dihub