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Effects of Polyphenolic Grape Extract on Appetite and Food Intake

Course #: 010-654

Price: $13.50

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #140165 approved for 1.50 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description

Weight gain and obesity have emerged as a significant problem currently affecting global public health.  In vitro polyphenolic grape extract (PGE) has been shown to inhibit alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase activity, two key enzymes required for starch digestion.  This CEU course investigates the safety and efficacy of a PGE supplement on appetite and ad libitum energy intake.


Article Author:  Hyun-San Shin, Ph.D., et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

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


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss how polyphenols have been shown to exert biological effects in metabolism.
  2. Enumerate the compounds that induce malabsorption by preventing or slowing the breakdown of complex CHO to glucose in the proximal SI.
  3. Explain how satiety plays an important role in the maintenance of body weight and prevention of obesity.
  4. Describe the mechanism utilized by the pharmaceutical industry in diabetic therapies to block CHO uptake.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2070, 3000, 4000, 5370

Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.3 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.2 , 8.3.3

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Course Date: 2017-06-14

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