Diet and nutrition have been extensively investigated as risk factors for major cardiovascular diseases like Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and stroke and are also linked to other cardiovascular risk factors like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Obesity.
Adequate evidence is available from studies conducted within and across populations, to link several nutrients, minerals, food groups and dietary patterns with an increased or decreased risk of CVD.
Sufficient knowledge exists to recommend nutritional interventions, at both population and individual levels, to reduce cardiovascular risk. This nutritional interventions need to be taught to everyone, most importantly the health workers who in turn will teach others about the need for a good eating habit.
I am a graduate of Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Nigeria Nsukka and currently working with Heart Disease Prevention and Training Centre (HDPTC) as a Nutritionist.
I am passionate about helping people live a long and healthier life through fitness and good nutrition and that is what my job at HDPTC is all about.
At HDPTC I help people who have heart-related diseases and other nutrient-related diseases to a healthy lifestyle involving healthy nutrition, weight control and exercise for a better health.
At HDPTC I also organize nutritional training for people who do not have any nutrient-related diseases but are interested in learning how to prevent and manage nutrient-related diseases using good nutrition.