Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health - CHES153

Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health

by Michelle Algeo Cullen, RDN
CHES153
(4.5 / 42 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

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Summary:

The likelihood that a brownie with nuts could be good for your heart seems counterintuitive. However, evidence suggests that both cocoa and tree nuts can indeed help prevent coronary heart disease (CHD), which is the leading cause of death in the United States. The cardioprotective mechanisms involve lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, regulating blood pressure, and improving endothelial function and insulin resistance. This course will explore why nuts and cocoa are heart healthy and how to incorporate them into a heart-healthy diet.

Objectives:

The goal of this diet and cardiovascular health continuing education program is to provide guidelines for dietetic professionals, fitness professionals, health educators, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and radiologic technologists on how to incorporate nuts and chocolate into a heart-healthy diet and information on why this dietary change will benefit patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss three ways in which the consumption of tree nuts may reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease
  • Explain three ways in which cocoa intake may reduce the risk of developing CHD
  • Illustrate how chocolate and nuts can be incorporated into a heart-healthy diet
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.
 
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 ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, 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 1.0 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: 11/19/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/2/2022

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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Valerie B - Wesley Chapel, FL  ·  Apr 05, 2019
This is excellent information. I have known for some time that cacao is good for you - now it is proven with this course.
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Sonya A - Columbia, SC  ·  Jan 04, 2019
I was very impressed with the number of studies cited!!
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CYNTHIA B - lake oswego, OR  ·  May 12, 2018
love the subject matter and found it very interesting to learn more about the studies
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Elizabeth S - Shawnee, KS  ·  Jan 12, 2018
Interesting facts regarding nuts and chocolate.
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DOYLE C - Mason, TN  ·  Nov 26, 2017
this was too many statistal facts
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