Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction - AT06

Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Shannon Summers, MEd, MCHES, RPSGT, CPhT
(4.2 / 54 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (1.00 hours)

Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50


Dietary fiber is an important digestive aide, and has been a topic of interest for many years, especially in relation to its cardioprotective and cholesterol-lowering effects. On average, Americans consume less than half the recommended intake of dietary fiber. Sustaining an adequate daily fiber intake is demonstrated to provide numerous health benefits. Understanding the different types of fiber, sources, health claims allowed on food labels, and how to increase dietary fiber are crucial to ensure the health of the public.


The goal of this dietary fiber and cholesterol reduction continuing education program is to inform and update dietitians, dietary managers, school nutritionists, fitness professionals and health educators on the role dietary fiber plays in cholesterol reduction and the prevention of heart disease. After you study the information here, you will be able to:
  • Explain three ways in which dietary fiber may protect against coronary heart disease
  • Describe the predominant way that viscous fibers are thought to lower serum cholesterol
  • List the Adequate Intake levels for dietary fiber for adult men and women

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Athletic trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 1 hour of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/11/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/11/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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Judith P - HOUSTON, TX  ·  Jun 22, 2016
This course explained the difference in fiber and how it helps with cholesterol and weight.
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Karen A - MOULTRIE, GA  ·  Feb 24, 2016
I enjoyed the question and answers to them
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Shirley S - SPARKS, GA  ·  Jan 05, 2016
good information for diet and for a healthy diet and better health in the future
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MICHELLE S - Snellville, GA  ·  Sep 28, 2015
i will eat more fiber
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Cynthia P - Spring Hill, FL  ·  Sep 11, 2015
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Price: $29.00
CE-PRO Price: $14.50