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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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