Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health - RAD153C

Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health

by Michelle Algeo Cullen, RDN
RAD153C
(4.5 / 23 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (0.50 CE Credit)

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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
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, imaging and radiation therapists, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.
 
Imaging and radiation therapists: 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 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.
 
This activity is approved for credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 4/19/2018 to 5/1/2020.
 
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ASRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 11/19/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/1/2020

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.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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STEVEN K - New York, NY  ·  Jan 18, 2020
this was very interesting course.
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FRANK B - Glen Cove, NY  ·  Jan 12, 2020
It was very helpful in my understanding of consuming nuts an chocolate.As I am a diabetic it helped me understand about both foods for my diet.
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Deborah F - Tucson, AZ  ·  Dec 31, 2019
fun way to understand heart disease
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Gregory B - Tucson, AZ  ·  Dec 25, 2019
Awesome course about food and cardiovascular health.
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MARTHA B - DES MOINES, IA  ·  Dec 09, 2019
This course was not easy to follow and content was flat.
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