Diverticular Disease — A Reexamination of the Fiber Hypothesis
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 4040, 5220; Level 2
This continuing education course reviews diverticular disease, including its epidemiology, and the evidence for nutrition and lifestyle factors in disease development, exacerbation, and recurrence.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the March 2014 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Tonia Reinhard, MS, RD, is director of the coordinated program in dietetics and clinical nutrition course director in Detroit’s Wayne State University School of Medicine, and the author of Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition, Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet, The Clinical Dietitian’s Essential Pocket Guide, and The Vitamin Sourcebook. She also is a past president of the Michigan Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Distinguish between the various forms and stages of diverticular disease.
- Assess the public health significance of diverticular disease relative to its prevalence in the population, potential complications, and related health care costs.
- Evaluate the role of dietary fiber and other nutritional factors in the development or exacerbation of diverticular disease.
- Provide an evidence-based rationale for all nutrition recommendations for diverticular disease.
- 2.00 CDR