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Assessing the Evidence: The Role of Protein and Heart Health

Assessing the Evidence: The Role of Protein and Heart Health



Time to Complete

30 minutes


February 13, 2017


February 13, 2018
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider

This educational activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME).

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff

Program Description

Cardiologists and other clinicians are constantly advising patients to adhere to diets that may have been proven effective in improving heart health but are restrictive. This discussion examines the role of protein in heart health as well as evidence-based information on the clinical data on various other diets, which may include red meat or animal protein, thereby increasing the patient’s flexibility when deciding what to eat. In addition to increasing flexibility, these other diets have been proven effective in improving not only cardiovascular health, but also other health risks such as diabetes. This activity addresses misconceptions of various diets that are recommended both frequently and infrequently by clinicians.

Intended Audience

Family physicians, internists, OB/GYNs, endocrinologists, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dieticians

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the evidence-based role that high-quality protein plays in a heart-healthy diet
  • Explain how to apply current nutrition research to recommendations for patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


Kevin Campbell, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Raleigh, NC

Dr. Campbell is a consultant for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Peer Reviewer:
Marcello Morgan, MD

Associate Medical Director
Haymarket Medical Education
Paramus, NJ

Dr. Morgan has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM meet the requirements of the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Registered dieticians (RDs)/dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will be able to receive 0.50 CPEUs for participating in this enduring activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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