Asthma, Obesity, and Weight Management — Learn About the Link Between Asthma and Obesity and Weight Management’s Role in the Connection
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5330, 5370; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.5, 8.3.6
This continuing education course discusses the observed links between obesity and asthma and examines the potential impact of weight loss on asthma control in adults and youth.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the April 2017 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Define asthma and discuss its prevalence, ways it’s diagnosed, and standard treatments.
- Assess the controversy about whether asthma increases obesity risk or obesity increases asthma risk.
- Explain why obese adults and children may not respond to standard asthma treatment.
- Evaluate and employ the type of weight loss interventions that may lead to improved asthma control in children and adults.
Kathryn M. Kolasa, PhD, RDN, LDN, is a professor emeritus and affiliate faculty at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
The author has no relevent disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflicts of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR