Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health - CMEZ375

Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health

by Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN
CMEZ375
(4.5 / 64 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

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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
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, dietitians, health educators, and physical therapists.
 
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Physician Continuing Education Credit
 
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
 
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
 
Disclosures
 
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 8/10/2012
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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Laura W - St Marys, KS  ·  Apr 16, 2019
Great overview! I learned a lot
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Genevieve P - Detroit, MI  ·  Feb 24, 2019
Good review of affects of weight on metabolic syndrome
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Mark V - Cedar Rapids, IA  ·  Feb 17, 2019
Lots of good biochemistry, but not a lot of practical information
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NELCIDA I - OSSINING, NY  ·  Feb 05, 2019
It was a very good topic It will help me to have a better lifestyle. Thanks
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Britni H - Apollo Beach, FL  ·  Jan 13, 2019
Very good overview of weight loss and complicating factors
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