Drug - Free Alternatives for Lowering Cholesterol
Series: Plateful of Good Health
Description: We know that a healthy diet can help to prevent heart disease. But what if you already have an elevated cholesterol level? Can certain foods and supplements actually lower cholesterol? Whether you want to lower your cholesterol or know how to accurately advice others, this program brings you the latest research regarding dietary interventions used to lower cholesterol. Explore ten dietary practices with claims to lower cholesterol and learn what works, what doesn’t and what precautions to take.
Length: One hour
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.0
Successful Completion: Your continuing education certificate will be available to print after you view the entire presentation and complete the online evaluation form.
Program Goals: The goal of this educational activity is to provide nurses with an understanding of cholesterol as a cardiovascular disease risk factor and to explore the effectiveness and safety of dietary supplements and nutrition sources for lowering cholesterol.
1. Learner will be able to explain, in his/her own words, the importance of the HDL/LDL ratio.
2. Learner will be able to name food sources high in omega-3 fatty acids.
3. Learner will be able to list two evidence based nutrition practices for lowering cholesterol.
Accreditation Info: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Conflict of Interest: None
Approval Period: Expires: 3/29/2014
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