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Melatonin and Health

Course #: 010-887

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 #156772 approved for 1.5 CPEUs.

CPEU Course Description

At the epicenter of circadian rhythms is melatonin.  Artificial lighting such as light-emitting diodes (LED) continues to activate the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the brain, suppressing the natural release of melatonin and potentially causing health problems.  This CPEU course evaluates the evidence of the effects of melatonin on health and identifies potential mechanisms of action involved.

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

Article Author:  Pawel Posadzki, PhD, et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

CPEU Course Objectives

  1. Describe how melatonin regulates the internal hormonal environment.
  2. Explain the different methods that melatonin may be administered.
  3. Name three conditions for which caution is advised for the use or supplementation of melatonin.
  4. Summarize how melatonin has been reported to stimulate the function of the immune system.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 2010, 2060, 2110, 4040

Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1.1 , 8.1.5 , 8.3.1

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 6.2.5, 8.1.1 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.5

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