New Research on Osteoporosis: Reducing the Risks
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4040, 4050, 4180, 4190, 5130; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.3.6
This continuing education course explores the risk factors for osteoporosis as well as diagnosis and treatment options. It also examines research on lifestyle strategies for preventing and combating the disease.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for osteoporosis.
- Discuss the consequences of osteoporosis.
- Explain the latest research regarding calcium supplementation and the risk of fracture, heart disease, and prostate cancer.
- Determine which individuals require bone mineral density testing and treatment and educate clients about available treatments.
- Discuss the latest research findings regarding skeletal health and food/food components.
Elaine Koontz, RD, LD is a clinical dietitian, staff writer, and member of the management team for Nutrition411.com.
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.
- 3.00 CDR