Dietary Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Prostate Cancer - CHES34

Dietary Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

by Melinda Jill Boyd, DCN, MPH, MHR, RD
(4.5 / 21 ratings )

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

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in American men. It is estimated that approximately 164,690 men are diagnosed yearly, and 29,430 will die. Although the primary risk factors are age, race, and family history/genetics, additional identified risk factors may respond to dietary changes and exercise. Healthcare professionals as a team can play a role in educating the patient with prostate cancer about sound nutritional advice that will benefit the patient and may have a significant impact on the treatment and prevention of prostate cancer. Learn which foods and nutrients may be of benefit and which may do harm.


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, 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
  • Identify the current evidence for common nutrients and dietary compounds associated with decreasing the risk of prostate cancer
  • List two supplements that may increase the risk of prostate cancer
  • Describe how inflammation and obesity contribute to the development of prostate cancer

Accreditation Information
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.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or 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 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: 4/13/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/5/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/30/2022

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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Sonya A - Columbia, SC  ·  Jun 25, 2019
The information offered was concise and to the point. It offers several studies without getting to deep. Much of the data given, can easily be shared with our members.
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Marty E - Bellingham, WA  ·  May 14, 2016
Informative and useful course.
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Arden R - Lumberton, NC  ·  May 23, 2015
Good content. Explanation as to why prostate screening is not deemed necessary was very helpful.
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NICHOLE S - Cedar Rapids, IA  ·  Oct 31, 2014
Was not very interesting. It needed more excitement and used a little bit too much technical detail and not enough case studies or specific examples.
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JANET W - BRANDON, MS  ·  Nov 16, 2013
I would highly recommend this course.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00