Fiber and Heart Health
This continuing education course reviews the association between dietary fiber consumption and risk factors for CVD, including the possible mechanisms of action and the impact of the specific subgroups of dietary fiber.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify the different types of fiber and their mechanisms of action in regulating cholesterol, blood sugar, and weight.
- Describe the association of dietary fiber and CVD mortality, stroke, blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight.
- Recommend how and in what quantity fiber should be added to one's diet to have a positive impact on heart health.
Michelle Routhenstein, MS, RD, CDE, CDN, is the owner and president of Entirely Nourished LLC, a nutrition counseling and consulting private practice. She's a preventive cardiology dietitian and is certifies in weight management. Routhenstein developed and implemented a risk assessment tool and telehealth program to identify and reduce an individual's risk for CVD through lifestyle modification.
This continuing education course is brought to you with support from Hass Avocado Board. Please note that Hass Avocado Board did not have input into the information provided in this course. 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