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Symposium 2007

Symposium 2007 Presentation Summaries

  • Overview of the Metabolic Syndrome

    Resistance to the normal physiological actions of insulin, with its many metabolic and health consequences, arises from a complex interplay between genetic predisposition and lifestyle factors, particularly excess caloric intake and reduced levels of physical activity. Approximately 25%...

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  • Diet and LDL Subclasses

    The atherogenic dyslipidemia seen in patients with obesity, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome includes elevated plasma levels of triglyceride along with reduced high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (C). Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels are not characteristically...

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  • Diet and Glucose Metabolism

    Metabolic syndrome represents a complex interaction between genetic, metabolic, environmental and lifestyle factors, of which diet and physical activity are a key part. Nutrition therapy can play an integral role in the treatment of metabolic syndrome and patient self-management,...

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  • Abdominal Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome

    This presentation focused on the role of obesity as a key feature of the metabolic syndrome. The World Health Organization, National Cholesterol Education Program, and International Diabetes Federation have all recognized the metabolic syndrome as a highly prevalent risk factor for type 2...

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  • Blood Pressure and the Metabolic Syndrome

    Elevated blood pressure is one of the components of the metabolic syndrome, and the relationship between sodium and blood pressure is well established. It has been suggested that a reduction in sodium intake of ~1.8 grams/day would decrease hypertension prevalence in Canada by over 30%...

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Speakers

  • Susan Barr, PhD, RD

    Professor of Nutrition, University of British Columbia

  • Ian Janssen, PhD

    Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Queen’s University

  • Ronald Krauss, MD

    Director, Atherosclerosis Research, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Guest Senior Scientist, Department of Genome Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of California at Berkeley

  • Gary F. Lewis, MD, FRCPC

    Professor, Department of Medicine and Physiology, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital; Canada Research Chair in Diabetes


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