Fats, Fatty Acids, and Their Role in Health and Disease - 384-023-19

Fats, Fatty Acids, and Their Role in Health and Disease

by Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT and Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)
(4.6 / 55 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Do you need to know the most current information about how fats influence health and disease? This course shows the science behind how the fats we eat (saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats) can promote disease — or help prevent it. The typical American diet is high in fat and cholesterol but low in fruits, vegetables, and fiber. The scientific community is in agreement that this type of eating pattern plus a sedentary lifestyle encourages the genesis of hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. Review the basics about fats, including their structures, categories, and dietary sources.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare practitioners with up-to-date information about fats and fatty acids and their roles in health and disease. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the nomenclature of fatty acids and understand their structures
  • Discuss the various types of fats found in the diet and how they contribute to or prevent disease
  • Review laboratory methods for specimen collection and analysis of lipids in blood samples
Level of Instruction: Basic

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for laboratory professionals
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-023-19 "Fats, Fatty Acids, and Their Role in Health and Disease" is approved 10/28/2019 to 10/31/2021.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/13/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/13/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Zuleydis A - miami, FL  ·  Feb 20, 2020
interesting and helpfull
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Katherine K - Sebastopol, CA  ·  Feb 17, 2020
biochemisty charts good
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Jesus M - MIAMI, FL  ·  Feb 15, 2020
this course will help thousands of healthcare professions make a better decision
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Claudia M - Watsonville, CA  ·  Feb 13, 2020
Great refresher on information I had a bit of knowledge on previously. Great new information.
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Doris A - Miami, FL  ·  Feb 12, 2020
Fats, Fatty Acids, and Their Role in Health and Disease , quick easy review.
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Price: $10.00
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