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Dietary Influences on Arthritis

Course #: 010-824

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CE Credit Hours: 4.00 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #143686 approved for 4 CPEUs

CPEU Course Description

Several anti-arthritic drugs and synthetic antioxidants have wide pharmaceutical uses and are often associated with various side effects on human health.  This CPEU course reviewed the effect of hypercholesterolemia on synovial inflammation in knee osteoarthritis (OA), evaluates evidence relating to 25-hydroxyvitamin D and chronic childhood arthritis, determines the policonsanol content, antioxidant, and anti-arthritic activities of milk thistle oil, and explores the anti-inflammatory diet intervention, compared to a regular diet, on disease activity and quality of life in patients with stable established rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Haley Barnes, RD, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.


CPEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain the main contributing factor for the association between OA and metabolic syndrome.
  2. Investigate four cell types involved in innate and adaptive immune responses that express enzymes required to activate and respond to vitamin D.
  3. Examine the policosanol content in milk thistle oil during seed maturation.
  4. Identify the four components of the synovium / synovial stroma that are sensitive to changes in lipid levels.
  5. Provide two adipokines involved in joint deterioration associated with metabolic OA.
  6. Describe the influence vitamin D has on the immune response.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2010, 2070, 2090, 5120

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1, 8.1.5 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.6

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 8.1, 8.1.4 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.6

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