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The DASH diet: Current state of knowledge

Ready to refresh your knowledge of hypertension and dairy products? Watch this webinar designed for health professionals or read the summary. The objective of the webinar is to gain a better understanding of:

  • The prevalence of hypertension in Canada
  • The original DASH diet
    • Description of diets used in the study
    • Composition of the original DASH diet
    • Composition and role of milk products in the original DASH diet
    • Key findings from the study
  • DASH-style dietary patterns
    • Description of the various DASH-style dietary patterns
    • Key findings from the studies on the various DASH-style dietary patterns
  • The recommendations from health authorities (including Hypertension Canada)
  • How to Integrate the DASH diet into your practice

This webinar was organized in collaboration with

© Dairy Farmers of Canada, 2018. 

This webinar was originally presented as a live webcast on September 27, 2018.

Sally Chiu, PhD

Research Scientist, Touro University California
Associate Staff Scientist, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Sally Chiu received her PhD in Nutritional Biology from University of California, Davis, and is currently a Research Scientist at Touro University California and also holds an Associate Staff Scientist appointment at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).

At CHORI, Dr. Chiu studied the effects of dietary carbohydrates and dairy fat on lipid and lipoprotein risk factors for cardiovascular disease for over a decade, most recently focusing on the effects of incorporating high fat dairy into recommended dietary patterns including the Dash Diet.

In her current position at Touro University, Dr. Chiu is studying the effects of dietary sugars on lipid and glucose metabolism and also manages the Metabolic Research Center, which provides clinical research support to investigators conducting studies in metabolic diseases.

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