Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in U.S. men. Approximately 223,000 men will be diagnosed this year, and 29,000 will die. The primary risk factors are age, race and family history, though a number of risk factors have been identified that may respond to dietary changes and exercise. The research to date has shown conflicting results in regards to the role various nutrients play in treatment and prevention of prostate cancer, but some recommendations can safely be made. Healthcare professionals as a team can give men with prostate cancer sound nutritional advice that will benefit them as a whole and may significantly impact on the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer.
The goal of this continuing education course is to provide registered dietitian nutritionists, health educators and physical therapists with a summary of the current research on prostate cancer, including the disease’s prevalence and risk factors and the role of diet in its prevention and treatment. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify the primary risk factors for prostate cancer and two nutrients that show probable evidence for decreasing the risk of prostate cancer
- List two supplements that may increase the risk of prostate cancer
- Describe how inflammation contributes to the development of prostate cancer
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, and physical therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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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.