Consensus Summit: Lipids and Cardiovascular Health in the Nigerian Population | Chapter 09 | Current Trends in Food Science Vol. 1

Aims: To issue a consensus statement on Lipids and Cardiovascular Health and the impact of their interrelationship in Nigerian Population.

Study Design: Experts from a range of relevant disciplines, deliberated on different aspects of Lipids and Cardiovascular Health in the Nigerian Population at a Summit.

Place and Duration of Study: The Summit was held in April 2016 at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research.

Methodology: Presentations were made on central themes after which expert participants split into four different groups to consider the questions relevant to different sub themes of the title. Consensus was arrived at, from presentations of groups at plenary.

Conclusion: With the increase in the prevalence of NCDs, especially Cardiovascular Disease in Nigeria, and the documented evidence of deleterious effects of lipids, the expert panel called for an urgent need to advocate for the general public and health professionals to make heart-friendly choices in food consumption.

Author(s) Details

K. K. Akinroye
Nigerian Heart Foundation, Nigeria.

Y. A. Olukosi
Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria.

T. Atinmo
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

O. Omueti
Nigerian Heart Foundation, Nigeria.

C. F. Babasola
Lead Nutrition Consultant, Xpert Solutions, Nigeria.

O. Idigbe
Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria.

A. Isah
Department of Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Benin, Nigeria.

C. O. Isokpunwu
Department of Nutrition, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.

O. Mobolaji-Lawal
Nigerian Heart Foundation, Nigeria.

A. Nasidi
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria.

O. J. Odia
Department of Medicine, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

O. B. Ogunmoyela
Post Graduate School, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria.

O. Okojie
Department of Nutrition, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.

B. J. C. Onwubere
Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Nigeria.

A. Osibogun
Department of Community Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

R. Schilpzand
Choices International Foundation, The Netherlands.

O. O. Akinkugbe
Nigerian Heart Foundation, Nigeria.

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