Cholesterol Dysregulation - NED Infobite
Centrally stored body fat, or visceral adipose tissue, is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and certain types of cancer. Higher levels of fats in the blood (triglycerides and cholesterol) have also been associated with the same conditions. This BANT Infobite highlights some of the latest research on diet and cholesterol, including studies on polyphenols and essential fatty acids.
Overweight and Obesity - NED Infobite
Obesity and its impact on the prevalence of diabetes and subsequent cardiovascular disease is one of the major health burdens in Western societies. Intensive lifestyle intervention programmes have been shown to be successful, even in individuals with pre-diabetes. Nutrition and lifestyle interventions targeting blood sugar regulation, fibre intake for microbiome health and healthy habits formed in childhood all have a role to play.
The Role of Inflammation - NED Infobite
Low-grade chronic inflammation contributes to the development of various chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus type 2 and cardiovascular diseases. This BANT Infobite highlights some of the latest research on diet and inflammation, including a study on the role of the gut microbiome.
Metabolic Syndrome - NED Infobite
Metabolic dysregulation is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure, increased waist circumference, high triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol. When 3 or more of the known risk factors are combined, the condition is called Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). Diet, lifestyle, sleep and stress management are some of the modifiable risk factors that can reduce risk of chronic disease.