CoQ10 and Heart Health
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 3100, 5090, 5160, 5420
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.3.6, 10.4.4
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 720
This continuing education course examines the benefit of CoQ10 for heart health. It reviews the current research on CoQ10 for improvement of symptoms related to various types of heart disease, including heart failure, heart attacks, and stroke. It also evaluates the use of CoQ10 before and after heart surgery. It's designed to help dietitians provide recommendations for appropriate dosing, safety, and efficacy in the treatment and management of heart disease.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the November 2018 edition of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Describe the function of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) for heart health.
- Recommend the appropriate dietary or supplement sources of CoQ10.
- Provide recommendations for appropriate dosing of CoQ10 as a complementary therapy for heart disease.
- Assess drug/nutrient interactions and other safety concerns with use of CoQ10.
Ana Gabriela Reisdorf, MS, RD, CDE, is a nutrition consultant and writer based in Franklin, Tennessee.
The author has no relevant 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