The Diet and Heart Working Group is interested in discussions that include, but are not limited to, modifying known cardiovascular risk factors in an arctic setting using a culturally sensitive approach. We would like to discuss strategies to develop circumpolar intervention studies to improve the health of arctic peoples.
The gradually changing diets of circumpolar populations increases risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) primarily because of ignorance about what foods are unhealthy. The need for education about dietary components and availability of healthy foods appear to have the highest priorities for minimizing dietary risk factors for CVD.
The discussion group will focus on information sharing on identification of dietary risk factors for arctic populations and the development of prevention studies.
Sven Ebbeson (ffsoe [@] uaf.edu)