The Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Link
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4000, 4040, 4050, 4090, 4170, 4180, 5150, 5160, 5190, 5400, 5410, 5460; Level 2
This continuing education course will evaluate the current research showing how cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease interrelate with one another, and examine how nutrition and physical activity recommendations developed to reduce cancer risk intersect and can be used to care for patients who have or are at risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the March 2013 issue of Today's Dietitian. It was written by Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN, is nutrition advisor to the American Institute for Cancer Research. She promotes healthful eating as a speaker, consultant, and syndicated columnist, and through her blog Smart Bytes® (www.karencollinsnutrition.com).
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Assess the interrelationships among type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and describe four proposed metabolic mechanisms that explain their interconnection.
- Evaluate evidence-based diet, weight control, and physical activity recommendations aimed at reducing cancer risk or its recurrence, and interpret how they intersect with recommendations to lower the risk of or control type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
- Translate how research related to nutrition and cancer risk can be integrated into nutrition therapy strategies for type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and heart disease.
- 2.00 CDR