Ischemic heart disease, which results from a reduced flow of blood to the heart due to arterial blockage, is the leading cause of death in women. For women with risk factors, such as diabetes, elevated blood fats, high blood pressure, overweight/obesity, or family history of heart disease, a change in diet may be necessary to reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease. In the past, various single nutrients, such as vitamin E, folic acid, and omega-3 fatty acids, along with fiber, have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Most research shows, however, that these nutrients should come from a well-balanced diet, rather than dietary supplements. Current research on diet and ischemic heart disease in women, the 2013 American Heart Association guidelines, and an exercise routine to help maintain a balance between caloric intake and physical activity, are the basis of keeping women heart healthy.
The goal of this ischemic heart disease (IHD) continuing education module is to provide registered dietitians, nurses, dietary managers, health educators and physical therapists with updated information on the role of diet and nutrition in preventing IHD in women. After completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the various risk factors that cause women to develop IHD
- Explain recommended strategies to prevent IHD in women
- Describe dietary changes and other modifications that define a heart-healthy lifestyle
This course is intended for multiple professions, including registered dietitians, nurses, dietary managers, health educators and physical therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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 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.
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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.