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2013 Lifestyle Recommendations for LDL-Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Reduction

Dietitians provide lifestyle and dietary modification tips for achieving a healthy cholesterol level and blood pressure


An Evidence-Based resource from the Wellness and Cardiovascular Health subunit of SCAN.

In November 2013, the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) released new evidenced-based guidelines for cardiovascular risk assessment, cholesterol management, lifestyle management, and obesity management for prevention of cardiovascular disease. It is critical that all healthcare providers including registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN) understand the key features of these guidelines, their strengths and limitations, what they mean to their practice, and how best to implement them.

Length: 1 page, double-sided

Intended Audience: RDs, Healthcare Professionals

Key Words: Guidelines, Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, LDL-Cholesterol, American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Weight Management, Statin Therapy

Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” at or by phone at 800.249.2875.

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