3-hour On-Demand: Dietary Supplements: An Evidence -Based Medicine Approach


Price: $47 (or Free with Membership)

Course Description:

  • 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.
  • ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-15-003-H01-P, IRD: 2-25-15, ERD: 2-25-18. 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.

Contact Hours: 3

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Target Audience: Pharmacists, Dietitians, and Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals.
  • Credit Hours Awarded for: Nursing professionals and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

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

Speaker: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD

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