Ultraprocessed Foods and CVD
This continuing education course explores foods that are classified as ultraprocessed, food processing methods that are utilized during the creation of ultraprocessed foods, and ultraprocessed foods’ impact on specific risks factors for CVD, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity, as well as overall CVD.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the relationship between the consumption of ultraprocessed foods and heart disease risk.
- Summarize the impact ultraprocessed foods have on blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity.
- Understand how certain food processing methods may impact cardiovascular health.
- Implement practice guidelines to help reduce the consumption of ultraprocessed foods and improve heart health.
Michelle Routhenstein, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, is a preventive cardiology dietitian certified in weight management and owner and president of Entirely Nourished LLC, a nutrition counseling and consulting private practice. Routhenstein developed and implemented a risk assessment tool and telehealth lifestyle medicine program to identify and reduce risk of CVD through lifestyle modification.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR