Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Nutrition Interventions  - RD60280

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Nutrition Interventions

by Megan Dennis Baumler, PhD, RD, CD
(4.7 / 44 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the accumulation of fat within the cells and tissue of the liver in the absence of excessive alcohol consumption, is the most common liver disease in the U.S. Its incidence is on the rise and often goes undiagnosed. Estimates suggest that 20% to 40% of the adult population in western countries and 60% to 80% of patients with diabetes and/or obesity are affected by NAFLD. Although nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is less common, it can lead to life-threatening cirrhosis of the liver. Treatment for NAFLD consists of lifestyle modification with diet and exercise. There are no FDA-approved pharmacological agents for the treatment of NAFLD and NASH, although some medications have led to improvements in the disease and will be discussed. Goals for treatment are to prevent progression of liver disease and reverse the damage that is present. Learn the causes, diagnostic methodologies, progression, and treatment of NAFLD.


The goal of this course is to teach dietitians, nutrition professionals, health educators, physicians, and nurses what they need to know about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to successfully manage nutrition interventions in their clients and patients. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define NAFLD and describe how it differs from other liver diseases
  • List the risk factors for NAFLD and discuss how to prevent the disease
  • Explain nutrition interventions for NAFLD and describe a healthcare professional’s role in providing care for patients with NAFLD

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, NDTR's, nurses, 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at 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 3000, 3005, 3060, 5000, 5220, 5240, 5290 and performance indicators of 8.1.1, 8.3, 8.3.6, 10, 10.2.4, 10.2.7, 10.2.9.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).
Dietitians/nutritionists may submit activity evaluations directly to CDR; or mail to: Commission on Dietetic Registration, Attn: Accredited Provider Unit, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 6/6/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/6/2022

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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Marizol G - springfield, VA  ·  May 28, 2020
Excellent classes for learning
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Gursharn B - fremont, CA  ·  May 21, 2020
Excellent well organized 5
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Emily B - Tampa, FL  ·  May 02, 2020
Great information about pharm and lifestyle therapies.
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Lina A - Alexandria , VA  ·  Apr 28, 2020
Educational resources
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ANN P. R - CINCINNATI, OH  ·  Apr 22, 2020
these disorders are extremely prevalent in our society. The age of the patients with these concerns is only becoming younger. More information needs to be given to the general public to make them more aware
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50