Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health - CMEZ686

Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health

by Michelle Algeo Cullen, RDN
CMEZ686
(4.4 / 22 ratings )

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

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Summary:

The likelihood that a brownie with nuts could be good for your heart seems counterintuitive. However, evidence suggests that both cocoa and tree nuts can indeed help prevent coronary heart disease (CHD), which is the leading cause of death in the United States. The cardioprotective mechanisms involve lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, regulating blood pressure, and improving endothelial function and insulin resistance. This course will explore why nuts and cocoa are heart healthy and how to incorporate them into a heart-healthy diet.

Objectives:

The goal of this diet and cardiovascular health continuing education program is to provide guidelines for dietetic professionals, fitness professionals, health educators, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, and radiologic technologists on how to incorporate nuts and chocolate into a heart-healthy diet and information on why this dietary change will benefit patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss three ways in which the consumption of tree nuts may reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease
  • Explain three ways in which cocoa intake may reduce the risk of developing CHD
  • Illustrate how chocolate and nuts can be incorporated into a heart-healthy diet
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.
 
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (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: 8/6/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/2/2022

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.

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Paulino N - Tampa, FL  ·  Aug 21, 2019
Great review about nutrition
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Ramil B - Poughkeepsie, NY  ·  May 29, 2019
Informative and useful to my job.
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Robere M - Delray Beach , FL  ·  Jan 27, 2019
This was an interesting topic. Will be easy to share and informative.
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Bennett S - Boca raton, FL  ·  Jan 03, 2019
very interesting & eye opening information to share with my patient population
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Michael D - El Paso, TX  ·  Jan 29, 2018
Useful information for my practice.
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