Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction - RD06

Dietary Fiber and Cholesterol Reduction

by Sarah K. Waybright, MS, RD, LD
RD06
(4.4 / 439 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

Plant foods are a hot topic again, this time for the protective benefits of their fiber. We know that plant foods are low in calories and rich in micronutrients and phytochemicals, encourage satiety, and “keep us regular.” Increasing evidence shows that dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble) plays a multifactorial role in the battle against the No. 1 cause of death worldwide: cardiovascular disease. Yet the majority of Americans consume less than half the recommended intake and do not understand the importance of dietary fiber to health. This course explains the health benefits of fiber, offering healthcare practitioners the opportunity to encourage their patients and clients to increase their intake of fiber-rich plant foods.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education course is to inform and update registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) and other healthcare professionals about the role dietary fiber plays in cholesterol reduction and the prevention of heart disease.
 
After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain three ways dietary fiber may protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Describe the predominant way that viscous fibers are thought to lower serum cholesterol.
  • List the Adequate Intake levels for dietary fiber for adult men and women.

Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, health educators, and fitness professionals.
 
Dietitians: 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 www.continuingeducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2070, 4030, 4040 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.5, 8.3.6. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/13/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/13/2020

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.

 

For Florida professionals:

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Allison L - Jackson, MI  ·  Oct 09, 2019
This course was a great refresher for me on the benefits of fiber in the diet.
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Jacqueline G - Brookhaven, GA  ·  Oct 09, 2019
very good information. It was very helful
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Ho Sil K - Riverside, CA  ·  Sep 18, 2019
Good information, useful.
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Sandra F - Springfield, MA  ·  Sep 05, 2019
It helped me to better understand the correlation between dietary fiber and heart disease
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JoAnn N - Detroit, MI  ·  Jul 22, 2019
Good review of fiber, metabolism and benefits
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50