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November 27th
From noon to 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Diet, CVD and mortality: State of the evidence


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Learning objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the impact of saturated fat and carbs on CVD risk factors.
  • Gain new knowledge from the latest scientific evidence on saturated fat, carbs, various foods and their influence on CVD incidence and total mortality.
  • Learn about the landmark PURE study and its key findings.
  • Be better equipped to apply key dietary concepts into practical food-based recommendations.

Topics of discussion

  • The latest scientific evidence on saturated fat and its association with CVD outcomes and mortality.
  • The PURE study and some of its key findings for saturated fat, carbs and various foods.
  • The PURE healthy dietary pattern.



    Principal Investigator – Population Health Program, Population Health Research Institute
    Associate Professor – Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI), McMaster University

Dr. Mente received his doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He completed post-doctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and is currently an Associate Professor in Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University. He has received a Research Fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and a Research Early Career Award from Hamilton Health Sciences.

Dr. Mente has studied the role of dietary sodium and cardiovascular diseases. His team conducted the largest ever epidemiologic study of the impact of sodium intake on blood pressure, cardiovascular disease risk, and mortality in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a study of over 100,000 individuals from 18 low, middle and high income countries on 5 continents. Recently, Dr. Mente has co-led an investigation on the role of fats, carbohydrates, and dairy foods in cardiovascular disease in the PURE cohort. He also has conducted numerous large systematic reviews of diet and cardiovascular disease including saturated fat. He is currently co-leading nutrition work in the PURE study investigating the impact of individual foods on cardiovascular markers and cardiovascular disease events. He has published 85 papers and 2 Chapters.



    Director of Nutrition and Research
    Dairy Farmers of Canada