Health Benefits of Dried Plums
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2020, 4040, 5130
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.6
CPE Level: 2
CDR Activity Type 740
This continuing education course reviews the role of dried plums as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents and examines clinical trials to date that study the effects of dried plums on health.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify dried plums as an excellent source of phenolic compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- State the mechanisms by which dried plums are a therapeutic agent for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, constipation, and CVD, and weight management.
- Discuss randomized controlled trials to date that have evaluated the effect of dried plums on bone health in postmenopausal women.
- Provide recommendations for consumption of dried plums to benefit patients and clients.
Sharon Collison, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, is an instructor of clinical nutrition in the department of behavioral health and nutrition at the University of Delaware and a freelance writer in Newark, Delaware.
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.
- 2.00 CDR