Louisville Lectures Internal Medicine Lecture Series Podcast

Louisville Lectures Internal Medicine Lecture Series Podcast

Nutrition, Heath Equity, and CV Mortality with Dr. Kim Williams

September 16, 2022

Our new Chair of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Kim Williams, presents his first Grand Rounds on the topic of Nutrition, Health Equity, and CV Mortality. First, Dr. Williams discusses some of the main issue in the United States including being its expensive and broken healthcare system. With the expectance of an increase in cardiovascular disease and stroke mortality in the US in the upcoming decades, particularly in minority groups, Dr. Williams believes our poor nutrition promotes and accentuates health inequities and ethnic disparities. Dr. Williams encourages the implementation of education around plant-based diets which are associated with lower rates of of systemic hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and diabetes.

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