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European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety

European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety, ISSN: 2347-5641,Vol.: 7, Issue.: 2 (April-June)


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Consensus Summit: Lipids and Cardiovascular Health in the Nigerian Population



K. K. Akinroye1*, Y. A. Olukosi2, T. Atinmo3, O. Omueti1, C. F. Babasola4, O. Idigbe2, A. Isah5, C. O. Isokpunwu6, O. Mobolaji-Lawal1, A. Nasidi7, O. J. Odia8, O. B. Ogunmoyela9, O. Okojie6, B. J. C. Onwubere10, A. Osibogun11, R. Schilpzand12 and O. O. Akinkugbe1

1Nigerian Heart Foundation, Nigeria.

2Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria.

3Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 

4Lead Nutrition Consultant, Xpert Solutions, Nigeria.

5Department of Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Benin, Nigeria.

6Department of Nutrition, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.

7Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria.

8Department of Medicine, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.   

9Post Graduate School, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria.    

10Department of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Nigeria.     

11Department of Community Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.     

12Choices International Foundation, The Netherlands.




Aims: To issue a consensus statement on Lipids and Cardiovascular Health and the impact of their interrelationship in Nigerian Population.

Study Design: Experts from a range of relevant disciplines, deliberated on different aspects of Lipids and Cardiovascular Health in the Nigerian Population at a Summit.

Place and Duration of Study: The Summit was held in April 2016 at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research.

Methodology: Presentations were made on central themes after which expert participants split into four different groups to consider the questions relevant to different sub themes of the title. Consensus was arrived at, from presentations of groups at plenary.

Conclusion: With the increase in the prevalence of NCDs, especially Cardiovascular Disease in Nigeria, and the documented evidence of deleterious effects of lipids, the expert panel called for an urgent need to advocate for the general public and health professionals to make heart-friendly choices in food consumption.


Keywords :

Lipids; dyslipidemia; heart health; Nigerian population.


Full Article - PDF    Page 109-119    Article Metrics


DOI : 10.9734/EJNFS/2017/32036

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