CE Credit Hours: 2.50 CPEUs
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #152764 approved for 2.50 CPEUs.
CPEU Course Description
Early-life epigenetic modifications, which determine the expression of genetic information stored in the genome, are viewed as one of the general mechanisms linking prenatal exposure and phenotypic changes later in life. This CPEU course focuses on the causes and consequences of prenatal environmental pollution exposure on the epigenome, and the potential protective role of the epigenetics diet, which could play a central role in neutralizing epigenomic aberrations against environmental pollutions.
Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.
Article Author: Shizhao Li, Ph.D., et al.
Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.
CPEU Course Objectives
1. Describe the type of diet in adulthood that induces large-scale methylation alteration in skeletal muscles.
2. Explain how the sex of the offspring influences the outcome of in utero exposure to cadmium.
3. Evaluate which nutrient supplementation can partly mitigate the adverse effects of maternal smoking on the epigenome of newborns, as well as on child health.
4. Identify where DNA methylation is almost exclusively found within the DNA.
5. Name the key to epigenetic alterations in response to environmental pollutants such as endocrine-disrupting chemicals and heavy metal or bioactive food components.
6. Summarize when global methylation of the early embryo reaches the lowest level.
CPE Level: II
Learning Codes: 2010, 2050, 2100, 4130
Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.1.3 , 8.1.5
Performance Indicators (NTDR): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.1.3 , 8.3.6
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