Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health - RD375-60

Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health

by Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN
RD375-60
(4.3 / 111 ratings )

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

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Price: $20.00
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Summary:

Body fat is more than just a layer of insulation. Scientists are making surprising discoveries about the effect of body fat on health. The amount of stored fat and its distribution on the body appear to be important indicators of underlying metabolic complications, especially the lipid abnormalities found with metabolic syndrome. Body shape, measured by waist circumference, is a good indication of where people carry their excess fat and whether they are at increased risk for disease. The etiology of disease risk is related to the types and amounts of regulatory substances produced by excess visceral fat. Knowing how these regulatory substances influence our patients’ underlying diseases or disorders can give us clues to identify patients with increased risk factors so we can educate them about lifestyle changes.

Objectives:

The goal of this body fat continuing education program is to enhance the ability of nurses, dietitians, health educators, physicians and physical therapists to care for patients with varying amounts of body fat who are at risk for metabolic syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate the key proteins and hormones secreted by fat cells
  • Identify three chronic diseases/disorders affected by altered states of fat regulation
  • Explain why waist circumference is a better measure of healthy weight than body mass index alone
  • Develop a nutrition prescription for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, physicians, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators, laboratory professionals and physical therapists.
 
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 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 is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3030, 4040, 3000, 5370 and performance indicators of 4.1.1, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 8/29/2005
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/29/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2019

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.

 

For Florida professionals:

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Bhavna A - greenville , NC  ·  Jun 13, 2019
This course helped me better understand different types of fats
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Ellen G - Zephyrhills, FL  ·  Jun 02, 2019
Good course, helps a lot with understanding the role and function of fat
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Lauren T - Gilbert, AZ  ·  May 21, 2019
Interesting topic I’m not sure that my clients would need to know this much but great information
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Hortencia R - Windsor, CA  ·  May 10, 2019
great, will recommend to peers
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MARY N - ahmadi, IT  ·  Apr 19, 2019
it's very interesting and educating.
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ONLINE
Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00