Recorded Webinar: Nutritional Supplements: Exploring Evidence-Based Use in Cancer Prevention and Cardiovascular Health

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3100, 4040, 5150, 5160; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.6, 10.4.4

It seems nearly every week brings a new study addressing nutritional supplements' potential to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Contradictory findings pose a challenge when trying to provide evidence-based advice for patients and clients about using supplements to reduce risk of these two major chronic diseases. This Becky Dorner & Associates and Today's Dietitian joint webinar will help dietitians address these questions, not relying on any single study, but based on the overall landscape of current research. Focused especially on adult use of antioxidant, vitamin D. omega-3 and multivitamin supplements, we will look at the background behind divergent findings on potential protection and concerns about potential lack of benefit or even risk.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 2 pm ET. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175 for this activity type.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Describe current overall research conclusions regarding adult use of supplements including antioxidants, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and multivitamins, to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  2. Explain factors to consider in evaluating contradictory findings among studies addressing supplements’ potential role in cardiovascular health and cancer prevention.
  3. Identify sources of reliable information on nutritional supplements for professional reference and patient information.
Course summary
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Karen Collins, MS, RDN, CDN, FAND, is nutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research, consulting from the Buffalo, NY area, and co-author of the "Nutrition and Cancer Prevention" chapter in the third edition of The Clinical Guide to Oncology Nutrition.




This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from HORMEL VITAL CUISINE. Please note that HORMEL VITAL CUISINE provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course.

Karen Collins reports the following relevant disclosure: she serves as Nutrition Advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research and Consultant to the National Processed Raspberry Council. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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