Dietary Supplements: An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach

Dietary Supplements Course Description & Information:

  • Learners will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of a dietary supplement using on evidence-based medicine. Nutritional supplements are big business in the United States with billions sold each year with some conferring no real health benefits. The course will educate the participant on which dietary supplements are effective for specific disease and which are not. Which form of the vitamin has been shown in research to be the absorbed and utilized and what current recommendations are for the different supplements.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-15-003-L01-P, IRD: 2-25-15. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Identify vitamins and minerals with health benefits in the management and prevention of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Discuss the research behind the use of antioxidants in the management of heart disease and cancer.
  • Identify supplements that have shown anti-inflammatory effects and which disease states might be benefited from the use of anti-inflammatory agents.
  • List dietary supplements that are currently marketed for weight loss and fat burning and the research behind these products.
  • Review government regulations of the dietary supplement industry.
  • Identify known drug-dietary supplements interactions.


Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals (nursing pharmacology hours offered), Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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