The Role of RDs in Guiding Healthful Nutrition and Lifestyle Choices for Women With BRCA1 and 2 Mutations
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2050, 4040, 4180, 5150; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.4, 10.2.9, 12.2.1
This continuing education course reviews the basic biology of BRCA1 and 2 mutations and discusses the research suggesting positive nutrition and lifestyle changes that may help manage cancer risk in individuals with these mutations. It explores the role dietitians can play in guiding individuals diagnosed with BRCA1 and 2 mutations toward healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals will be better able to:
- Discuss the nature of a BRCA mutation and describe how it is transmitted genetically through families.
- Describe how BRCA1 and 2 mutations affect cancer risk.
- Explain what is and is not known about how diet, nutrition, and lifestyle choices may affect breast cancer risk in female BRCA mutation carriers.
- Effectively counsel clients affected by BRCA mutations on the critical importance of medical management of cancer risks associated with these mutations, and the health behaviors that can be adopted to positively affect their health.
Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN, runs her own consulting business in Portland, Oregon, and shares her enthusiasm for nutrition and health through her writing, lecturing, and teaching.
The author has no relevant disclosure to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR