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Know the Risks: Lifestyle Management of Dyslipidemia

Sorace, Paul M.S., CSCS; LaFontaine, Thomas Ph.D., FACSM, CSCS, NSCA-CPT; Thomas, Tom R. Ph.D.

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: July/August 2006 - Volume 10 - Issue 4 - pp 18-25
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Learning Objectives: To present an overview of dyslipidemia, postprandial lipemia, and the evidence of how effective lifestyle management can be used for improving and/or preventing dyslipidemia and to provide evidence-based exercise activity guidelines.

In this article, dyslipidemia is addressed along with its risks. Updated National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines are given, and the relevance of postprandial lipemia is explained. Most importantly, the impact lifestyle management has on lipid disorders is discussed.

Paul Sorace, M.S., CSCS, is the clinical exercise physiologist at the Center for Allergy, Asthma, & Immune Disorders at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. He conducts fitness seminars throughout the East Coast and is a member of the ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Practice Board and ACSM CCRB Publications Sub-Committee. Mr. Sorace also is ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise® Physiologist certified.

Thomas LaFontaine, Ph.D., FACSM, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, manages a personal health consulting business, PREVENT Consulting Services, LLC, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is involved in a grant promoting physical activity among youth. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a former member of the ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Practice Board. He is ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® certified. Dr. LaFontaine has more than 30 years of clinical experience in health and fitness promotion and education and in primary and secondary disease prevention programs.

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Tom Thomas, Ph.D., is currently a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and director of the Exercise Physiology Program at the University of Missouri. He has been a member of the American College of Sports Medicine for 34 years. His current research interests include exercise and the metabolic syndrome, and exercise and weight loss/regain.

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