Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction

by Instructor: Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD; Instructor: Sarah K. Waybright, MS, RD, LD; Staff Writer: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Plant foods have numerous health benefits including fiber, low calorie content and an abundant source of micronutrients and phytochemicals. They encourage satiety and help with bowel health. Increasing evidence shows that dietary fiber (soluble and insoluble) plays a multifactorial role in the battle against cardiovascular disease. Yet most Americans consume less than half the recommended intake and don’t recognize the importance of dietary fiber. This course provides information about the health benefits of fiber to encourage others to increase intake of fiber-rich plant foods.

About the Course Author

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Katherine Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD, FAND, is a board-certified specialist in gerontological nutrition. She works for the Department of Veteran Affairs Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics in White City, Oregon. She is involved actively in the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has served as nominating chairperson, social media chairperson, professional development director, and 2018-2019 chairperson.

Katherine Marya Dodd, MS, RD, CSG, LD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics as Full time employee.
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Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AT06
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-09-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the predominant way that viscous fibers are thought to lower serum cholesterol.; Discuss at least three strategies patients can use to increase their dietary fiber intake. ; Explain at least three ways dietary fiber may protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD).; List the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for dietary fiber for adult men and women.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction
    Dietary Reference Intakes for Total Fiber per Day (IOM, 2005)
    Fiber and Health
    Fiber and Cardiovascular Disease
    Fiber and LDL Cholesterol
    Mechanisms of Action
    Food Sources of Dietary Fiber
    Vegetables
    Fruits
    Legumes
    Grains
    Nuts and Seeds
    Processing of Whole Grains
    Fiber and Popular Diets
    Other Potential Mechanisms for CVD Reduction with Fiber
    Tips for Increasing Fiber Intake
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Section 3: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources for Dietary Fiber Information
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; Level II level Dietitians; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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