5046.0 Interventions to Better Promote Healthy Eating to Help Reduce Chronic Disease

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 8:30 AM
Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States (U.S.) and other parts of the world. In the U.S., chronic diseases cause major limitations in daily living for about 25 million Americans and account for 1.7 million deaths annually. Although chronic diseases are among the most common, costly health problems, they are also among the most preventable. Healthy eating behaviors can help to reduce the devastating effects of chronic diseases. This session will focus on interventions to promote healthy eating to reduce chronic disease risk. The presentations will discuss: i) the prevalence of high blood cholesterol in relation to cardiovascular disease and eating habits; ii) the gaps in the dietary management of adults with coexisting diabetes and hypertension; iii) whether the Transtheoretical Model would facilitate better adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet; iv) the effect of serum lutein and zeaxanthin response to consumption of egg yolks on cholesterol lowering medication; and v) the effect of a Promotor (a) heart disease prevention program on dietary behaviors of Hispanics.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: i) list factors associated with high blood cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and age-related macular degeneration, and discuss how the information received might be used in prevention and control efforts; ii) understand the challenges of diet adherence in diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and age-related macular degeneration; iii) identify dietary behavior indicators; and iv) describe instruments utilized to evaluate dietary behavior. More detailed learning objectives are listed under individual papers.

8:30 AM
Importance of a healthy diet in avoiding high blood cholesterol: Findings from the 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Survey
Alisa S. Kamigaki, MPH, David J. Reynen, MPPA, MPH, CPH, Pam Ford-Keach, MS and Lily A. Chaput, MD, MPH
8:45 AM
Are There Gaps in the Dietary Management of Adults with Coexisting Diabetes and Hypertension?
Gregory Legorreta, Lauren Simmons, MSW, Jennifer P. Friedberg, PhD, Donald Robinaugh, MA, Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD and Sundar Natarajan, MD, MSc
9:00 AM
Would the Transtheoretical Model facilitate better adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet?
Donald Robinaugh, MA, Jennifer P. Friedberg, PhD, Lauren Simmons, MSW, Michelle Ulmer, BA, John Allegrante, PhD, Sundar Natarajan, MD, MSc and Neha Sathe
9:15 AM
Serum lutein and zeaxanthin response to consumption of two and four egg yolks in older adults on cholesterol lowering medication
Rohini Vishwanathan, MS, Elizabeth Kotyla, MPH, LDN, Thomas A. Wilson, PhD and Robert Nicolosi, PhD
9:30 AM
Effect of a Promotor(a) heart disease prevention program on dietary behaviors related to weight management, sodium intake, and fat intake of Hispanics living in El Paso, Texas participating in a randomized controlled trial
Estelle Regina D. Prado, Maria O. Duarte-Gardea, PhD, Hector Balcazar, MS, PhD, Flor A. Puentes, MPH, Leslie Schulz, PhD, E. Lee Rosenthal, PhD, Hendrik De Heer, MS and Melchor Ortiz, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Gerontological Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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