Heart Health, Nutrition, and Apolipoprotein E Testing - RD146

Heart Health, Nutrition, and Apolipoprotein E Testing

by Kaitlin Callahan, RDN
(4.0 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Most healthcare professionals are at a loss to explain why some patients compliant with dietary advice continue to have elevated blood glucose, blood pressure, and/or cholesterol levels. The reason may lie in our genetic makeup and how our genes affect our vulnerability to diseases. This course explores our current knowledge about one such gene: the apolipoprotein E gene. This gene has three genetic variants: APO-E2, APO-E3, and APO-E4. Each variant affects our lipid metabolism differently. Emerging research is beginning to offer insight into how genetic variants may impact personalized nutrition needs and disease risk.


The goal of this continuing education program is to introduce the apolipoprotein E gene’s influence on coronary heart disease risk and explain how registered dietitian nutritionists and other healthcare professionals can apply this knowledge when providing dietary interventions for patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Educate patients about the role of the APO-E gene in lipid metabolism
  • Assess the current state of research and recommendations regarding nutritional genomics, APO-E genotype, and cardiovascular disease risk
  • Discuss research results regarding dietary intake in relation to APO-E2, APO-E3, and APO-E4 isoforms

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for nutrition professionals.
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 3 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2050, 3090, 4040, 5160 and performance indicators 8.1.2, 10.1.1, 10.1.2. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 10/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/29/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/29/2022

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.

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


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Leslie S - PERRYSBURG, OH  ·  May 06, 2019
Very interesting. I had no idea this information was available.
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ALISSA R - Los Angeles, CA  ·  Apr 24, 2013
The course itself was somewhat interesting but the test was not written very well.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00