Fats, Fatty Acids and Their Role in Health and Disease - CHES23

Fats, Fatty Acids and Their Role in Health and Disease

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
CHES23
(4.5 / 39 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Need to know the most current information about how fats influence health and disease? This course shows the science behind how the fats we eat (saturated, unsaturated, and trans fats) can promote disease — or help prevent it. The typical American diet is high in fat and cholesterol but low in fruits, vegetables, and fiber. The scientific community is in agreement that this type of eating pattern plus a sedentary lifestyle encourages the genesis of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. Review the basics about fats, including their structures, categories, and dietary sources. Use the eating and exercise guidelines to counsel clients and patients whose fat consumption puts them at risk for these types of diseases.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to provide healthcare practitioners with up-to-date information about fats and fatty acids and their roles in health and disease. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the nomenclature of fatty acids and understand their structures
  • Discuss the various types of fats found in the diet and how they contribute to or prevent disease
  • Identify dietary sources of saturated fats, omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids, and trans fats

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for health educators
 
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.

Course Originally Released on: 9/13/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/3/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/3/2021

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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Kathleen W - Mercerville, NJ  ·  May 01, 2015
Good course, reviews different type of Fats.
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Vicki G - Pendleton, OR  ·  Feb 02, 2015
GOOD INFORMATION THANKS
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Alexandra C - Nashville, TN  ·  Jan 22, 2015
This course was very interesting as their a big misconception about the importance of the right type of fat in the diet.
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Christina T - Niantic, CT  ·  Dec 30, 2013
Excellent course and highly recommend it to sift out the definitive information about the types of fats and how some are good and others not so good. Also interesting is the information about the what and why of what the fats do for our bodies.
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MaryEllen B - Stow, OH  ·  May 23, 2013
Information is useful to decrease fat intake and what foods will lower cholesterol levels!
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