Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5000, 5240, 5370; Level 3
This continuing education course reviews the dietary factors associated with NAFLD as well as the lifestyle and nutrition options for treating the disease.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the January 2014 issue of Today’s Dietitian. It was written by Erin McCarthy, MS, RD, CSSD, an outpatient dietitian at the Center for Lifestyle Medicine at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in Chicago. She won the 2012 Mary P. Huddleson Memorial Award for her article “The Role of Diet and Nutrient Composition in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease,” which was published in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
This program is not approved for continuing education credit for DTRs.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate how weight gain as well as different types of fat and carbohydrate can increase liver fat in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
- Assess how weight loss, a low-sugar diet, and healthful fats improve cardiovascular and liver profiles in patients with NAFLD.
- Determine how exercise, independent of weight loss, influences NAFLD and what types of exercise can be used to treat the disease.
- 2.00 CDR