The Impact of Diet and Exercise on the Prevention and Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease
The Rice Diet Program is hosting a panel discussion for American Heart Month on February 28th at 6:30 p.m.: "The Impact of Diet and Exercise on the Prevention and Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease."
Panelists Robert Rosati, MD, Frank Neelon, MD, and Bill Kraus, MD, will share and discuss research in the prevention and reversal of heart disease through dramatic diet and lifestyle changes.
DATE: February 28, 2012
TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
*Delicious, no salt added, organic, local hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6:15pm*
LOCATION: Rice Diet Program, 1644 Cole Mill Rd. Durham, NC 27705
COST: Free to the public & $10 for RDs and DTRs receiving 2 CEUs
Space is limited. To register and for more information, please contact Anna LaBarre at email@example.com or (919) 383-7276, ext 237
Make your reservations to get to the Rice House immediato to participate in an exciting and informative American Heart Month update! The panel, "The Impact of Diet and Exercise on the Prevention and Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease", will include our two infamous doctors, Dr Robert Rosati and Dr. Frank Neelon, as well as Duke's cardiologist and exercise researcher Dr. Bill Kraus. The event, February 28th, 6:30-8:30pm, will be complimentary to Ricers "on program", as well as your family and friends.
Although you may already feel savvy on the subject, especially if you've been to the Rice Diet Program before, this panel will focus on the latest updates in this arena and is guaranteed to expand your data-base! It will be inspiring to hear Dr. Rosati's perspective on preventing and reversing heart disease, as his personal career summary will provide a "front row seat" for this story. The early leg of his journey began as a Duke cardiology fellow in 1969 when he started collecting data on patients on the cardiac care unit, then collected follow up data on how they fared post heart attack. In 1971 his team expanded this data collection to the cath lab where patients were studied to assess what issues they had other than heart pain, and continued to follow these patients, which lent the data to better assess whether patients should be treated medically or surgically. This early work allowed doctors the ability to plug in a patient's age, sex and risk factors and see whether comparable patients had progressed or improved or died with various treatments.
Around 1982 Dr. Rosati began to think that while coronary artery bypass surgery reduced angina, it was not prolonging lives or preventing further heart attacks. This led him to cardiac rehabilitation and a passion for teaching diet, exercise and lifestyle change. Since Dr. Rosati was much more interested in getting optimal results through the safest means possible, he sought out Dr. Kempner at the Rice Diet Program and discovered more dramatic improvements in heart disease risk factors than he'd ever thought possible with diet. Standing on this trail-blazing history, Dr. Rosati will discuss the use and questionable effectiveness of angioplasty, stenting and coronary artery bypass in preventing infarction and death in those with heart disease. He'll also summarize research that explains the advantages of a plant-based, whole food diet over higher protein diets for preventing and reversing heart disease, as well as the importance of a low sodium diet for preventing and treating heart disease, above and beyond the blood pressure reduction advantages.
Dr. Neelon, our endocrinologist extraordinaire, will cover more facts that you don't know than can be summarized here! He will discuss metabolic syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes as heart disease risk factors and the role of their treatment in heart disease prevention and reversal. He will also describe the relative role of calorie amount versus calorie type (fat vs. carbohydrate) in treating Type 2 Diabetes. He promises to also briefly summarize the role of drug therapy, such as the use of statins, niacin and fish oil (as well as other supplements) in preventing heart attacks.
Dr. William Kraus, a Duke cardiologist and exercise researcher will examine the role of physical inactivity as a risk factor for heart disease, discussing the role of exercise in heart disease prevention and reversal, distinguishing both the amount and intensity that are most cardio-protective.
While predicting what our speakers will share is an important organizational exercise, anyone who has attended our previous events knows that our panel discussions and reunions have always exceeded the objectives. Come enjoy the cardiac update, and the organic, local hors d'oeuvres, which will be served at 6:15pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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