Cardiovascular experts met in the capital of the Republic of Korea for three days. For the eighth time, the International Congress of Lipids and Atherosclerosis (ICoLA 2019) was attended by nearly a thousand delegates and fifty exhibiting companies. It was a unique opportunity to exchange scientific knowledge on cardiometabolic risk, to share knowledge and research results through active discussions, and to network with one another.
The International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC) was actively represented by Manlio Vinciguerra, head of the research team Epigenetics, Metabolism and Aging. “I spoke at a blood pressure symposium with a presentation on Anti-hypertensive Effects of FMD (Fasting Mimicking Diet) and Cardiovascular Disease on Friday,” added Manlio Vinciguerra. “On Saturday I chaired an interesting session on Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease.”
Let’s just add that the Fast Mimicking Diet is called an imitation of a five-day fast. It is a low-calorie five-day diet program designed to promote weight loss and provide the same benefits as traditional fasting methods. Several clinical studies have shown that in addition to weight loss, it also lowers blood sugar, cholesterol, and helps with inflammatory problems.