“You are what you eat” is taking on new meaning as we gain an understanding of epigenetics and nutrigenomics. Nutrients can alter gene expression in ways that have a significant impact on the development of chronic disease. Given the influence nutrients have on gene expression and disease risk, nutrigenomics is an exciting area of study with the potential to change the devastating effects of chronic disease. Because of an increased awareness of nutrigenomics, a number of commercial products and services are now available to consumers. Considerable efforts are underway on a national level to generate the tools necessary for developing personalized medical interventions, instead of the population-based interventions that are used today.
The goal of this continuing education program is to increase the healthcare practitioner’s knowledge of the nutrient effects on gene expression in adulthood and the types of nutrigenomic products/services commercially available. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Define nutrigenomics and identify nutrients involved in regulating gene expression in adulthood
- Explain the correlation between gene-nutrient interactions and susceptibility to disease
- Identify the different types of nutrigenomic products and services available to consumers
The course is intended for nutrition professionals
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2050, 2070, 2090, 3000, 4000, 4040 and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.7, 10.4.4.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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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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