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Webinars and podcasts

Seed Oils

In this meeting we did a deep dive into seed oils and debunked the claims that they posed a risk to heart health. With internet posts suggesting that seed oils are ‘toxic’, and should be avoided at all costs, we discussed what practical advice we should be giving to our patients.

With Lynne Garton, Dietetic Adviser at HEART UK, and expert guest, Dr Alan Flanagan, Nutrition Scientist

This webinar was part of our Diet and Lipid Networking group series,


Ultra processed foods (UPFs) & heart health

The webinar on 'Ultra-processed Foods (UPFs) and Heart Health - What's the Evidence' was chaired by Lynne Garton from HEART UK, featuring Dr. Thomas Butler from Edgehill University. The session covered UPFs and their impact on heart health, including an examination of current evidence and practical advice for patients.

Watch the recording for expert insights into the effects of UPFs on heart health.

This webinar was part of our Diet and Lipid Networking group series,


Dietary management in cardiovascular rehabilitation

The topic of this Diet and Lipid Network meeting was the ‘Dietary Management in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation’. Lynne Garton, HEART UK Dietetic Adviser, and Dr Tom Butler, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Health at Edgehill University and Scientific Officer for the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, investigated the nutrition recommendations following a cardiovascular event, the evidence behind these recommendations and how to translate these guidelines into practice. They also answered specific questions that were raised before and during the meeting.


Statin intolerance

As part of the The Diet and Lipids Networking Group we investigated the prevalence of this condition; explored statin’s side effects and possible alternative treatment options; discussed the guidelines in place for statin intolerance; addressed common objections to their use and talked about strategies to overcome these challenges.

This meeting was chaired by Lynne Garton, Dietetic Adviser at HEART UK, with expert guest, Dr Peter Penson, Head of Subject (Pharmacy) & Reader in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Liverpool John Moores University


Cholesterol denialism and the association with low carbohydrate diets

Watch Dr Alan Flannagan and Lynne Garton discuss the popular claims denying elevated cholesterol is a risk factor for CVD, the evidence – or lack of - to support these claims, the association of this with low carbohydrate diets, the evidence for low carbohydrate diets in cholesterol management and how to address these issues in practice.


Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Dietary Plan©

Food choices for the dietary management of Cholesterol. Endorsed by the British Dietetic Association for CPD

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Cholesterol and blood lipids

Learn how to manage your blood lipids with help from our panel of experts in this webinar from November 2022. 

  • Welcome from the HEART UK Chair (Pete Green)
  • 20 years of HEART UK – A changing lipid landscape (Jules Payne)
  • Living with FH – a personal perspective (James Dobson)
  • FH & genetic testing (Lisa Gritzmacher) • High cholesterol in children & young people (Lorraine Priestley-Barnham)
  • Optimum care – what you should expect (Pete Green)
  • Effective lipid management – the future of treatment (Dev Datta)
  • LP(a), triglycerides and other blood fat conditions (Dermot Neely)
  • Managing your risk – what difference you can make (Lynne Garton)

Psychology and our diets

A discussion about the psychology of our diets and how we've all been affected during the coronavirus pandemic.

Christopher Allen, former Head of Healthcare at HEART UK
Dr Jane Ogden (PhD), Professor in Health Psychology
Dr Frances Klemperer, Consultant Psychiatrist

Saturated fat

Fats are always a hot topic when it comes to diet - in this recording of our webinar learn all about saturated fats, especially if you're craving coconuts or bonkers for butter!

Ketogenic diets and lipids

Many people see losing weight as automatically being healthier, but this isn't always the case. Some restrictive diets will lead to weight loss but can also put your health at risk.

Ketogenic plans promote low carbohydrate/high-fat diets. Join our latest webinar to explore the evidence behind these types of diets and what their effect on your cholesterol and other blood fats could be.

This webinar features:
Christopher Allen, former Head of Healthcare at HEART UK
Lynne Garton RD, Dietetic Adviser at HEART UK
Alan Flanagan, Nutritionist (MSc in Nutritional Science)

Diet and lipid management: 5 CPD e-learning modules – evidence and practice

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