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Nutritional Guide to Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk:
A Comprehensive Approach to Optimal Heart Health

Margaret W. Eich, MS, RD

C288
12 CPEUs

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C288E
12 CPEUs
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Manual with 1 Reporting Form, 97 pgs.
Will help you understand the evidence behind the nutritional guidelines for cardiovascular disease and will teach you to:

  • Discuss how different dietary patterns affect cardiovascular disease risk factors including the DASH diet, Portfolio diet, and the Paleolithic diet.
  • Formulate plans to manage hypercholesterolemia based on biomarker levels.
  • Assess risk factors and recommend potential treatment plans for metabolic syndrome.
  • Reference related aspects of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library (EAL).

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Nutritional Guide to Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk:
A Comprehensive Approach to Optimal Heart Health

Margaret W. Eich, MS, RD

© 2016 Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. All rights reserved for this self-directed, accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission from the publisher is prohibited.

OVERVIEW AND INSTRUCTIONS

This accredited, pre-approved, self-study CPE program is intended to provide the full spectrum of evidence linking diet to heart health, including the scientific evidence for the impact of dietary patterns, specific nutrients, and supplements on cardiovascular disease risk. After reading this CPE program you will have a greater understanding of cholesterol basics, modifiable lifestyle factors that affect cardiac disease, and specific nutrients and foods which may impact cardiac disease risk.

This CPE program is a Level 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program approved for 12 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs), meaning that the reader has general knowledge of the literature and professional practice within the area covered. The focus of the program is to enhance knowledge and application.

To get the most benefit from this program, we suggest you adhere to the following four steps:
Step 1: Review the objectives for the CPE program.
Step 2: Study each chapter. As you read, think of patients from your own practice who fit the situation described.
Step 3: Assess what you have learned by completing the self-assessment instrument at the end of this CPE program.
Step 4: Compare your answers with the answer key that has been provided. If you score at least 80% correct (40 questions), transfer your answers to the Continuing Professional Education Reporting Form. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read this CPE program until you are able to score at least 80% correct.
After you have successfully completed the program, complete the CPE REPORTING FORM and:
Submit on-line at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax to: (410) 531-9282,
Or mail to: Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., 13621 Gilbride Ln, Clarksville, MD 21029.
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GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

Goals
To understand the evidence behind the nutritional guidelines for cardiovascular disease and to provide practical information that will assist you in providing appropriate nutritional care for optimal heart health.

Objectives

As a result of studying and applying the concepts presented in this accredited, pre-approved, self-study CPE program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the modifiable risk factors related to cardiovascular disease.
  • Differentiate between the types of fatty acids in the diet and how they impact cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Identify food sources of specific nutrients relevant to heart health including added sugar, trans fats, saturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber.
  • Discuss how different dietary patterns affect cardiovascular disease risk factors including the DASH diet, Portfolio diet, and the Paleolithic diet.
  • Translate dietary intervention trials to practical applications.
  • Provide nutrition recommendations based on the updated U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
  • Discuss nutrients and foods, which may negatively and/or positively affect cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Predict which lipid profiles are associated with cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Provide sound nutritional advice to individuals with abnormal lipid levels.
  • Formulate plans to manage hypercholesterolemia based on biomarker levels.
  • Explain the rationale for the diet interventions for hypertension.
  • Assess risk factors and recommend potential treatment plans for metabolic syndrome.
  • Reference and consider related aspects of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Evidence Analysis Library (EAL).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING CHOLESTEROL
Cholesterol Basics
Cholesterol Absorption and Metabolism
CHAPTER 2: MARKERS FOR CHD RISK
Pathophysiology of CHD
Atherosclerosis Development
Non-nutritional Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis
Cholesterol as a Cause of CHD
Lipoprotein Particle Size
Triglycerides
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
CHAPTER 3: RISK FACTORS FOR CHD
Dietary Cholesterol Intake
Metabolic Syndrome
CHAPTER 4: CHOLESTEROL TREATMENT
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
Lipid Lowering Agents
Weight Loss
CHAPTER 5: CHILDHOOD CHOLESTEROL
CHAPTER 6: DIETARY FATS
Understanding Fats
Trans Fatty Acids
Saturated Fatty Acids
Conjugated Linoleic Acids
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acid Balance
CHAPTER 7: SELECTED FOODS, NUTRIENTS AND COMPOUNDS: ASSOCIATION TO CHD RISK
Added Sugar
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oil
Omega-3 Fatty Acid and Fish Intake Recommendations
Mercury, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), and Dioxins in Fish
Meats
Grass-Fed versus Grain-Fed Beef
Fiber
Oats and Whole Grains
Plant Sterols, Stanols, and Stanol Esters
Nuts and Seeds
Soy
Garlic
Eggs
Coffee and Tea
Coffee
Green and Black Tea
Alcohol, Red Wine, and Resveratrol
Chocolate
Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants and Heart Health
Sodium and Salt
Combination Diets
DASH Diet
Portfolio Diet
Paleolithic Diet
Other Dietary Patterns
Conclusion
REFERENCES
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
GLOSSARY
FOR YOUR CONTINUING LEARNING
RESOURCES
SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS
ANSWER KEY
EXPLANATIONS TO QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE EDITOR

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Margaret W. Eich, MS, RDN, is a Madison, Wisconsin-based registered dietitian nutritionist. She is currently in private practice specializing in weight management, metabolic syndrome, infertility, and pregnancy. She also specializes in primary care and diabetes at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS in Nutrition from Bastyr University.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN, CSP is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc., a company that has provided high quality CPE programs to nutrition professionals since 1990.
He earned a BS dgreee at Drexel University, a MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Wolf is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology, University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Continuing Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.
He is the past president of the DC Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy with the Award for Excellence in the practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award; and has delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.
At the Academy he has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE, and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; CDR; House of Delegates and Board of Directors.
He is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE home-study programs, several popular books, and the free monthly eNewsletter "Read and Grow Rich" written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU!
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Special thanks to the following individuals for their careful review of this program:

Lynn Abbott, RDN, LDN, CDE
Stratham, NH

Denise Andersen MS, RDN, LD, CLC
Business Consultant
Private Practice
Mendota Heights, MN

Sandra Baker, MS, RDN, LDN
Director, Nutrition Services
Meritus Medical Center
Hagerstown, MD

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