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Epigenetic Changes Due To Prenatal Environment

Course #: 010-1021

Price: $31.50

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CE Credit Hours: 3.50 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #152305 approved for 3.5 CPEUs.

CPEU Course Description

The prenatal environment constitutes the first modulating agent the developing fetus encounters as it progresses through gestation, and DNA methylation has recently been identified as a mediator between the in utero environment and a range of metabolic and psychiatric traits.  This CPEU course evaluates associations of maternal prenatal antidepressant use, anxiety, and depression with cord blood DNA methylation across the genome at birth and early childhood.  The fetal adaptation to hypoxic conditions with regard to epigenetic age acceleration, and genome-wide DNA methylation differences in people exposed to famine in utero are also discussed.

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

Article Author:  Andres Cardenas, PhD, MPH, et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

CPEU Course Objectives

1.  Describe the relationship between epigenetic age and chronological age.

2.  Determine which timeframe of life represents a period of rapid development and vulnerability that is able to influence the life course.

3.  Identify the key human growth and development factor involved in the response to famine in utero.

4.  Name three adverse long-term consequences for children whose mothers took medications to treat mood disorders in pregnancy.

5.  Summarize the role of DNA methylation in relation to nutrition deprivation.

This course expires on 12/07/2022

CPE Level: III

Learning Codes: 4130, 5060, 5280, 5310

Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.1.4 , 8.1.5

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.1.4 , 8.3.1

Course Date: 2019-07-20

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