Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health - RD153

Nuts, Chocolate and Cardiovascular Health

by Michelle Algeo Cullen, RDN
RD153
(4.4 / 93 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. 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.
 
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.
 
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 2010, 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).

Course Originally Released on: 11/19/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/2/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/2/2022

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.

 

For Florida professionals:

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John L - Crosby, TX  ·  Jul 01, 2019
Great course I learned a lot
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Jennifer M - Darwin, MN  ·  May 21, 2019
Concise and useful information. Well done!
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Elena H - Arlington, TX  ·  Apr 18, 2019
Interesting course. I would take it again.
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Peggy M - Peachtree Corners, GA  ·  Apr 15, 2019
Very well written, useful information that is very interesting to clients. We need to be clear on the benefits of nuts and chocolate and how to make appropriate recommendations.
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Elizabeth B - Seattle, WA  ·  Feb 01, 2019
Informative and useful.
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Price: $20.00
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