Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Nutrition Interventions - CMEZ60280

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Nutrition Interventions

by Megan Dennis Baumler, PhD, RD, CD
(4.7 / 17 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (2.00 Credits)
Physician (2.00 Credits)

Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the accumulation of fat within the cells and tissue of the liver in the absence of excessive alcohol consumption, is the most common liver disease in the U.S. Its incidence is on the rise and often goes undiagnosed. Estimates suggest that 20% to 40% of the adult population in western countries and 60% to 80% of patients with diabetes and/or obesity are affected by NAFLD. Although nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is less common, it can lead to life-threatening cirrhosis of the liver. Treatment for NAFLD consists of lifestyle modification with diet and exercise. There are no FDA-approved pharmacological agents for the treatment of NAFLD and NASH, although some medications have led to improvements in the disease and will be discussed. Goals for treatment are to prevent progression of liver disease and reverse the damage that is present. Learn the causes, diagnostic methodologies, progression, and treatment of NAFLD.


The goal of this course is to teach dietitians, nutrition professionals, health educators, physicians, and nurses what they need to know about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to successfully manage nutrition interventions in their clients and patients. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define NAFLD and describe how it differs from other liver diseases
  • List the risk factors for NAFLD and discuss how to prevent the disease
  • Explain nutrition interventions for NAFLD and describe a healthcare professional’s role in providing care for patients with NAFLD

Accreditation Information
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Physician Continuing Education Credit
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Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
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Course Originally Released on: 6/6/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/6/2022

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Jennifer T - north hollywood, CA  ·  Aug 28, 2019
enhance my interventions with my patients with non alcoholic fatty liver disease
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Mary A - Pomona, CA  ·  Jul 30, 2019
Subject was very I interesting not aware of how prevalent this disease is in the us and how important lifestyle is for longevity
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Adrian W - Palmdale, CA  ·  Jul 02, 2019
very informative, easy to read, allows coping to use for future reference
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Cherrie R - Houston, TX  ·  Jun 28, 2019
good refresher of hepatic knowledge
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Violeta G - GRANADA HILLS , CA  ·  Jun 27, 2019
good lecture needed by nurses
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Price: $24.00
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