Medical Nutrition Therapy

Sports, Fitness and Performance

FNCE 2018

196. The Heart of an Athlete: Managing Hypertension in Athletic Populations

Tuesday, October 23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

Hypertension is known to many as the “silent killer,” and it affects 29% of the adult population in the United States. The disease state is often associated with physical inactivity, increased adiposity and sedentary lifestyle choices. However, many athletic populations, including both recreational and professional athletes, have hypertension. This session will provide an up-to-date overview of the pathophysiology of hypertension, recommendations for medical nutrition therapy, and practical applications of nutrition recommendations across the lifespan in athletic populations--adolescent, adult, and master’s athletes--with hypertension.

Planned with the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition DPG

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 3020 - Assessment of target groups, populations
  • 4060 - Exercise, fitness, sports nutrition
  • 5160 - Cardiovascular disease (disease/disorder)

Lindzi Torres, MS, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C

Lindzi currently serves on active duty at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as the Director of Performance Nutrition, for Special Warfare (US Air Force, Special Operations Forces) training courses for all performance nutrition education and training. She is also the Co-Chair of the DoD Performance Nutrition working group and the USAF lead dietitian for Performance Nutrition. Lindzi has experience in various areas of dietetics, to include health promotion, public health nutrition, clinical dietetics, disordered eating, and sports/performance nutrition. She managed the largest overseas USAF health and wellness center nutrition program and deployed for 6 months to Afghanistan in support of Operation: ENDURING FREEDOM as the sole dietitian for all US military and coalition forces in theatre. Professional activities include serving as Chair for Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group.

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Lindzi Torres, MS, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LD, ACSM EP-C

Lindzi currently serves on active duty at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, as the Director of Performance Nutrition, for Special Warfare (US Air Force, Special Operations Forces) training courses for all performance nutrition education and training. She is also the Co-Chair of the DoD Performance Nutrition working group and the USAF lead dietitian for Performance Nutrition. Lindzi has experience in various areas of dietetics, to include health promotion, public health nutrition, clinical dietetics, disordered eating, and sports/performance nutrition. She managed the largest overseas USAF health and wellness center nutrition program and deployed for 6 months to Afghanistan in support of Operation: ENDURING FREEDOM as the sole dietitian for all US military and coalition forces in theatre. Professional activities include serving as Chair for Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) Dietetic Practice Group.

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Dr. Jackie Buell, PhD, RD, CSSD, AT

Dr. Buell is a sports dietitian for Ohio State Sports Medicine. She is a registered and licensed dietitian with the CSSD credential, and also maintains her athletic training licensure. Her dual background is reflected in her research on issues related to athlete weight (female athlete triad and metabolic syndrome), as well as current topics like iron and vitamin D status in the athletic environment. She teaches in the College of Medicine, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research in sports nutrition has benefitted many graduate students along the way, and the sports nutrition internship at Ohio State University has produced RDNs in many collegiate and professional sport settings. She is proud of the accomplishments of these young professionals and is privileged to work in such a stimulating environment.

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Alan Hinderliter, MD

Alan Hinderliter, MD

Dr. Hinderliter is a member of the Division of Cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His subspecialty training included fellowships in Hypertension and in Cardiovascular Diseases. He is recognized as a Hypertension Specialist. In addition to the evaluation and treatment of high blood pressure, his clinical interests include preventive cardiology, valvular heart disease, and echocardiography. He is the Medical Director of the UNC Echocardiography Laboratory. His research interests include lifestyle interventions for the treatment of hypertension, novel therapies for resistant hypertension, out-of-office blood pressure measurement, the effects of high blood pressure on cardiovascular structure and function, the relationships of cardiovascular risk factors to vascular endothelial function, and the cardiovascular effects of air pollution.

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