Nutrition’s Role in Premenstrual Syndrome — Learn About This Disorder and the Role Genetics, Environment, and Diet May Play in Its Onset

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3020, 4180
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, 12.2.1
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 720

This continuing education course explores PMS and the role genetics, environment, and diet may play in its onset. It also discusses related nutrient deficiencies and specific food recommendations RDs can provide in public and private health settings.

Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the March 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Discuss the criteria for a diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
  2. Distinguish between PMS and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
  3. Assess specific hormones and neurotransmitters directly related to the development of PMS.
  4. Evaluate foods that may exacerbate symptoms.
  5. Describe at least three key nutrients that may be beneficial in the alleviation of PMS symptoms.
Course summary
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  • 2.00 CDR
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Dana Pitman, MS, RDN, is a New York State-certified dietitian nutritionist based at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. She counsels private clients, speaks on a range of nutrition-related topics, and regularly contributes to hospital media, other nutrition-related sites, and publications.

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.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CDR


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