Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction - CHES06

Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Shannon Summers, MEd, MCHES, RPSGT, CPhT
(4.5 / 58 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (2.00 CECH)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


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.
Health educators: 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.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/11/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2017

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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Eugenio C - Honolulu, HI  ·  Jan 11, 2017
A good review on the importance of eating fiber to lower cholesterol and risk of heart disease.
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Jennifer S - Baltimore, MD  ·  Dec 08, 2016
This is a short reminder about fiber and cholesterol
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BECKY F - ROCKFORD, IL  ·  Jul 22, 2016
This course will encourage me to add more fiber in my diet and encourages others to do the same.
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MARIA T - Pasadena, TX  ·  Apr 30, 2015
it was a bit complicated,I will consider to retake.
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Monique B - Fort Washington, MD  ·  Jun 25, 2014
Very difficult study, but it was great on knowledge.
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50