Heart Disease: Factors Increasing Risk

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  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    76 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

This course explains that heart disease is the major cause of death in many world countries and describes genetic and lifestyle factors that might increase the risk of heart disease. Special emphasis is on lipoproteins, their metabolism and how their atherogenicity (capacity to increase atherosclerosis) are associated with that risk.read more »»

Some genetic diseases and how they increase the risk for heart disease is discussed as well as the effects of gender, menopause, obesity and smoking on heart disease risk. Finally, a brief description of protective factors against heart disease are also mentioned.

Who Should Attend?

  • Health-related Professionals
  • Nutritionists

Key concepts covered include:

You will learn about physiological and lifestyle factors that increase your risk of heart disease.


Prof. Maria Luz Fernandez

Professor of Nutrition, University of Connecticut, USA


BS Chemistry, University of Sonora,
MS Food Science, Instituto Politecnico
Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
PhD Nutritional Sciences, University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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