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CE Credit Hours: 0.50 CPEUs
CEU Course Description
Studies have demonstrated that gut microbiota can influence numerous aspects of human biology, and alterations in its function and composition (dysbiosis) have been suggested to play a role in pathogenesis of diverse human illnesses. There is a growing body of evidence that dysbiosis occurs in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) leading to continued inflammation, and worsening cardiac and renal dysfunction. This CEU course investigates if frequent yogurt consumption is associated with better kidney parameters.
Article Author: Rabi Yacoub, et al.; Department of Medicine, University of Buffalo
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 the effects of probiotics on renal function and the progression of renal disease.
2. Examine, using NHANES data, the association found between frequent yogurt / probiotic consumption and albuminuria.
3. Identify the number of bacterial organisms per gram that live and active culture yogurt must contain to meet the National Yogurt Association's criteria.
CPE Level: II
Learning Codes: 2000, 2060, 2080, 2100
Performance Indicators (RDN): 8.1.2 , 8.1.3 , 8.3.1 , 8.3.3
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