Obesity: Beyond Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes — Learn About Obesity’s Far Reach & Ill Effects in Lesser-Described Conditions
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3030, 4050, 5370
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 10.2.2, 12.2.1, 12.3.7
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 720
This continuing education course discusses those conditions uniquely influenced by obesity to elucidate the devastating reach of this disease beyond that which is commonly discussed. The etiology of obesity will be discussed within the context of its central role in obesity hypoventilation syndrome, sexual dysfunction, and infectious disease. The essential role of the RD in obesity treatment and optimizing nutrition status in those with these obesity-related comorbid conditions is also described.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the December 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the etiology of obesity.
- Explain the implications of other more obscure conditions associated with obesity.
- Counsel patients about potential treatments for obesity and associated conditions.
- Evaluate current research as it applies to obesity prevention and treatment.
Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, is a national and international speaker, a freelance food and nutrition writer in South Florida, and a practicing bariatric dietitian and support group coordinator for a renowned bariatric program in South Florida.
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