Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health
by Instructor: Kaitlin Callahan, RDN

$15.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Body fat is more than just a layer of insulation. Scientists are making surprising discoveries about the effect of body fat on health. The amount of stored fat and its distribution on the body appear to be important indicators of underlying metabolic complications, especially the lipid abnormalities found with metabolic syndrome. Body shape, measured by waist circumference, is a good indication of where people carry their excess fat and whether they are at increased risk for disease. The etiology of disease risk is related to the types and amounts of regulatory substances produced by excess visceral fat. Knowing how these regulatory substances influence our patients’ underlying diseases or disorders can give us clues to identify patients with increased risk factors so we can educate them about lifestyle changes.

About the Course Author

Kaitlin M. Callahan, RDN, is a clinical dietitian and medical writer with a background in nutrition therapy for medical, surgical, and trauma patients.  Kaitlin Callahan, RDN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    Relias LLC is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials. CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

    Activity Number: 120400 Learning Need Code(s): 3030, 4040, 3000, 5370 CPE Level: Level II

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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD375-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-11-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-09-26
  • Learning Objectives:

    Develop a nutrition prescription for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome.; Differentiate the key proteins and hormones secreted by fat cells.; Explain why waist circumference is a better measure of healthy weight than body mass index alone.; Identify at least three chronic diseases/disorders affected by altered states of fat regulation.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction

    Section 2: Adipo...What? 

    Section 3: Leptin and Appetite

    Section 4: Inflammatory Proteins

    Section 5: Fat-Derived Resistin

    Section 6: Visfatin: Insulin Mimic

    - Adipokine Summary

    Section 7: Relationship between fat and blood pressure

    Section 8: Apple or Pear?

    - Measurements that Indicate Increased Risk for Disease

    Section 9: Visceral Fat and Disease

    Section 10: The Diabetes-Insulin Resistance Connection

    Section 11: Where Does Diet Fit into the Equation?

    - Key Components of a Mediterranean Diet

    Section 12: Weight-Loss Medications

    Section 13: Team Approach: Managing Metabolic Risk Factors 

    Section 14: Fat Future ?

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Dietitians; Health Educators; Nurses; Physical Therapists; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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