Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health - RD153

Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Susan McQuillan, MS, RD
RD153
(4.4 / 55 ratings )

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

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Summary:

The likelihood that a brownie with nuts could be good for your heart seems counterintuitive. Yet 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:

This nuts, chocolate and cardiovascular health continuing education program will provide guidelines for dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, nurses, pharmacists and radiologic technologists on how to incorporate nuts and chocolate into a heart-healthy diet. After reading the article, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss three ways in which 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, nurses, pharmacists and radiologic technologists.
 
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 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.
 
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2010, 4000, 4040, 5000, 5160 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
 
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: 11/19/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/30/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/30/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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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GAYLE M - HALLS, TN  ·  Oct 07, 2015
This course provides clinicians with evidence based information on how nuts and chocolate can help reduce coronary heart disease.
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ANGELA W - Grand Rapids, MN  ·  Feb 28, 2015
Excellent summary of the research and resultant practical application.
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Joann N - Detroit, MI  ·  Dec 15, 2014
The statistics on nut and chocolate consumption were of value
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Lisa H - Albuquerque, NM  ·  Aug 18, 2014
There was a lot of information in this course that I had not previously encountered, and I will certainly include it in my future class presentations.
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Laurie P - Torrance , CA  ·  Apr 11, 2014
The straight-forward listing of studies and the results of the effects of nuts and chocolate makes this printed course a very useful resource to refer to when discussing the topic of nuts and chocolate in the everyday diet.
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Price: $20.00
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