Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health - CHES375

Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health

by Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN
CHES375
(4.4 / 76 ratings )

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

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Summary:

Body fat is more than just a layer of insulation. Scientists are making surprising discoveries about the effect of body fat on health. The amount of stored fat and its distribution on the body appear to be important indicators of underlying metabolic complications, especially the lipid abnormalities found with metabolic syndrome. Body shape, measured by waist circumference, is a good indication of where people carry their excess fat and whether they are at increased risk for disease. The etiology of disease risk is related to the types and amounts of regulatory substances produced by excess visceral fat. Knowing how these regulatory substances influence our patients’ underlying diseases or disorders can give us clues to identify patients with increased risk factors so we can educate them about lifestyle changes.

Objectives:

The goal of this body fat continuing education program is to enhance the ability of nurses, dietitians, health educators, physicians and physical therapists to care for patients with varying amounts of body fat who are at risk for metabolic syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate the key proteins and hormones secreted by fat cells
  • Identify three chronic diseases/disorders affected by altered states of fat regulation
  • Explain why waist circumference is a better measure of healthy weight than body mass index alone
  • Develop a nutrition prescription for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, laboratory professionals 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 www.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: 8/29/2005
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/29/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2019

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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Marcia C - Greeley, CO  ·  Jun 10, 2019
Lots of information to add to the concept of obesity
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Sonya A - Columbia, SC  ·  May 07, 2019
This is very informative and I learned details on fat and adipose tissue that I did not know prior to this pieces
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DORTHEA L - Columbia, SC  ·  Apr 24, 2019
good refresher course
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Andre G - Columbia, SC  ·  Apr 19, 2019
informative but sometimes a bit confusing
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Roseanne E - Mendota Heights, MN  ·  Mar 10, 2019
The article did a good job of clarifying some generally held myths.
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