Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction - AT06

Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction

by Sarah K. Waybright, MS, RD, LD
AT06
(4.2 / 54 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Plant foods are a hot topic again, this time for the protective benefits of their fiber. We know that plant foods are low in calories and rich in micronutrients and phytochemicals, encourage satiety, and “keep us regular.” Increasing evidence shows that dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble) plays a multifactorial role in the battle against the No. 1 cause of death worldwide: cardiovascular disease. Yet the majority of Americans consume less than half the recommended intake and do not understand the importance of dietary fiber to health. This course explains the health benefits of fiber, offering healthcare practitioners the opportunity to encourage their patients and clients to increase their intake of fiber-rich plant foods.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education course is to inform and update registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and other healthcare professionals about the role dietary fiber plays in cholesterol reduction and the prevention of heart disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain three ways dietary fiber may protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD)
  • 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 www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com 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: 4/13/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/13/2020

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
THINGS I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT FIBER, EDUCATIONAL
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