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Symposium 2016

Nutrition and Health

The annual symposium features the latest developments and research on how nutrition impacts overall health. The symposium makes sense of some dietary patterns and their impact on health. In this section, you can read the summary of the presentations or watch the webcast.

Symposium 2016 Presentation Summaries

  • Making sense of trendy diets and superfoods

    In recent years, a number of eating patterns, including Paleo, gluten-free, and superfood diets have become popular for both weight loss and disease prevention. Despite the attention they have received, evidence to support the use of these diets is limited. The Paleo diet is founded on...

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  • Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease: Then and now

    In today’s world one can find studies, guidelines, and popular press articles both espousing the benefits of reduced saturated fat as a means of reducing cardiovascular disease, as well as advocating that saturated fat is unrelated to heart attack and stroke or in some cases even...

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  • Dairy and cardiometabolic health

    Canadian and American dietary guidelines recommend the consumption of low-fat dairy products. The main argument supporting this recommendation is that high plasma LDL-cholesterol levels are a key risk factor for coronary heart disease and that high-fat dairy products are a major source of...

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  • The DASH diet: A model for healthy eating

    The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein sources and lower-fat dairy products, is one of the most widely prescribed diets to reduce blood pressure. High in potassium, magnesium, calcium and dietary fiber this...

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