These presentations will be offered through February 2015 to family physicians and other healthcare professionals.


Red Meat, Lean Beef and Heart Disease: An Overview of the Evidence

This one-hour web presentation offers new information to consider when advising patients who are adopting a heart-healthy diet either as prevention or a risk reduction strategy for cardiovascular disease. Comparative data from several diet studies are presented regarding observed effects on cholesterol and reduction of CVD risk factors. Current research regarding the role of lean beef in a heart-healthy diet offers new findings and links to dietary adherence which is relevant as we explore more effective ways to combat our nation’s #1 killer, cardiovascular disease.

Learners participating in this activity will:

  • Review cardiovascular disease risk factors and dietary recommendations
  • Better understand the contribution of lean proteins to saturated fat intake
  • Review the effects of a variety of proteins in a heart-healthy diet
  • Explore current research on the inclusion of lean beef in heart-healthy patient diets


The BOLD Diet: Clinical Findings and Practical Applications

This one-hour web presentation describes the Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet study (BOLD) and the observed impacts on patient health and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Content includes practical information and strategies for physicians helping patients make dietary changes aimed at a reduction in cardiovascular risk factors. Strategies included address enhancing adherence to a heart-healthy diet by including lean protein sources, and working with patients’ taste preferences, familial eating patterns, and social/economic constraints.

Learners participating in this activity will:

  • Understand the BOLD diet plans
  • Review relevant research findings regarding diet, patient health and cardiovascular disease risk factors
  • Gain knowledge aimed at nutritional re-education for their patients regarding selection of lean cuts of meat, appropriate portion sizes, and protein sources to enhance long-term compliance with cholesterol- lowering diets