The Science Behind Fish Oil Supplements — Learn About Fish Oil’s Efficacy for a Variety of Conditions and Stages of Life
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 3100, 4040, 5420; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.3, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.4.4
This continuing education course explores fish oil’s efficacy for a variety of conditions and stages of life.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the October 2017 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify and explain the functions of the three types of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Discuss why fish oil supplements have become a focused topic of research for the prevention of various diseases.
- Evaluate which health conditions may be improved by the use of fish oil supplementation based on scientific support.
- Make recommendations for safe and effective consumption of fish oil supplements.
Ann Lokuta, MPH, RD, is a nutrition consultant and freelance writer living in North Carolina.
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