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Dairy Calcium and Flaxseed with Orlistat Augments Fecal Fat Excretion

Course #: 010-886

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 CPEUs

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #159579 approved for 1 CPEU.

CPEU Course Description

Orlistat is a gastrointestinal lipase inhibitor and thus reduces the extent of fat absorption from the diet.  This CPEU course evaluates if supplementation with flaxseed fibers and/or dairy calcium will alleviate the gastrointestinal symptoms related to orlistat treatment.  Furthermore, the effects of dietary supplementation in conjunction with orlistat on fecal parameters, dietary intake, anthropometry, cardiometabolic risk markers, and adverse events were evaluated.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.

Article Author:  Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc., et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

CPEU Course Objectives

  1. Compare dairy calcium to supplemental calcium with regard to fecal fat excretion and postprandial chylomicron triacylglycerol concentration.
  2. Estimate how well orlistat inhibits absorption of dietary fat.
  3. Identify how many grams per day higher the fecal fat excretion was with flaxseed fiber and calcium compared to fat excretion with orlistat alone.
  4. Summarize the effect flaxseed fiber supplementation had on diastolic blood pressure and hsCRP.

This course expires on 12/01/2023

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2010, 2070, 2090, 5220

Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1, 8.1.3 , 8.3.6

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 6.2.5, 8.1, 8.1.3 , 8.3.6

Course Date: 2019-07-02

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