Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2050, 2100, 4040, 4050, 5120, 5160, 5190, 5370; Level 2
This continuing education course explores the relationship among diet, gut flora, and health outcomes, and discusses the concept that gut flora may be a therapeutic target for obesity and related chronic diseases.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the June 2013 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Megan D. Baumler, PhD, RD, CD, is a professor and the director of the graduate program in dietetics at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.
After completing this continuing education activity, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate the symbiotic relationship between gut bacteria and humans, and how the current culture of obesity affects this relationship.
- Assess how gut bacteria may contribute to risk of chronic disease.
- Provide specific examples of how diet influences gut bacteria.
- Apply information on gut bacteria, health, and diet to practice.
- 2.00 CDR