Cardiovascular Nutrition & Fitness - RD67

Cardiovascular Nutrition & Fitness

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Justin Robinson, MA, RD, CSSD, FAFS, CSCS
RD67
(4.4 / 590 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

The last few years, new guidelines have emerged regarding cholesterol, saturated fats and sugar, resulting in confusion of both consumers and health professionals. Identifying who is at risk for CVD is changing as we have a greater understanding of apolipoproteins and subfractions of low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Treatment recommendations changed in 2013, regarding measures of lipoprotein when taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, but other guidelines still use them. This course will update your knowledge and skills about the relationship of diet and exercise to the prevention and treatment of CVD so that you can improve the outcomes of your clients and patients.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
  • Explain the initiation, progression and consequences of atherosclerosis.
  • Identify and define the different types of cholesterol, and explain the role of low-density lipoprotein in CVD.
  • Define exogenous, endogenous and reverse cholesterol transport.
  • Define familial hypercholesterolemia, and discuss the relative importance of high serum cholesterol, heredity, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, sex, age and cigarette smoking as risk factors for atherosclerosis.
  • Define saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and explain their significance to the development of atherosclerosis.
  • Explain the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and discuss their effect on serum cholesterol and atherosclerosis.
  • Discuss the relationship between calories and fat intake in the American diet.
  • Identify the two kinds of dietary fiber, explain the effects of them on serum cholesterol, and cite food sources for both.
  • Explain how insulin resistance affects cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Explain the effects of dietary protein, alcohol and coffee on serum cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Discuss dietary aspects of hypertension and its significance for heart disease risk.
  • Discuss the major studies of diet and CVD risk, and explain the consensus recommendations for dietary change.
  • Compare and contrast the dietary recommendations from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association, the National Lipid Association, and the Eighth Joint National Committee.
  • Name the major cholesterol-lowering drugs, and list criteria for drug therapy.
  • Examine the role of exercise in promoting health, fitness, and weight loss.
  • Design exercise programs for apparently healthy people.
  • Explain the significance of high serum cholesterol in children, and explain how risk assessment, screening, and counseling can be integrated into a treatment and prevention plan.
  • Design a diet that meets the guidelines of the AHA for CVD prevention.
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Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
 
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. 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 2070, 2090, 3070, 4000, 4040, 4060, 5160, 5260 and performance indicators of 8.1.5, 8.2.4, 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: 10/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/18/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2023

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.

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Taylor M - Battle Creek, MI  ·  Feb 06, 2019
it was a good test with a lot of information
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Faith F - Leslie, MI  ·  Jan 23, 2019
Straight forward and educational
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QUINTA O - Chapel hill, NC  ·  Jan 20, 2019
excellent material that is very useful
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MEGAN D - Richboro, PA  ·  Jan 15, 2019
greast course a good refresher.
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Katrina M - ROSEVILLE, CA  ·  Dec 03, 2018
very educational and informing
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