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Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health - PT375

Body Fat Shapes Patients’ Health

by Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, LDN
PT375
(4.2 / 1259 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

Body fat is more than just a layer of insulation. Scientists are making surprising discoveries about the effect of body fat on health. The amount of stored fat and its distribution on the body appear to be important indicators of underlying metabolic complications, especially the lipid abnormalities found with metabolic syndrome. Body shape, measured by waist circumference, is a good indication of where people carry their excess fat and whether they are at increased risk for disease. The etiology of disease risk is related to the types and amounts of regulatory substances produced by excess visceral fat. Knowing how these regulatory substances influence our patients’ underlying diseases or disorders can give us clues to identify patients with increased risk factors so we can educate them about lifestyle changes.

Objectives:

The goal of this body fat continuing education program is to enhance the ability of nurses, dietitians, health educators, physicians and physical therapists to care for patients with varying amounts of body fat who are at risk for metabolic syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate the key proteins and hormones secreted by fat cells
  • Identify three chronic diseases/disorders affected by altered states of fat regulation
  • Explain why waist circumference is a better measure of healthy weight than body mass index alone
  • Develop a nutrition prescription for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome
 

 
Approval Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, health educators, physical therapists, and physicians.
 
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE18-334181 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-212 for 2/1/18 to 1/31/20).
 
This course has been approved by:
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 10/19/11 to 10/19/15.
 
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
 
Other states may accept this course for meetingtheir CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/31/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/29/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/30/2019

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

For Florida professionals:

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Celeste B - Georgetown, TX  ·  Jul 16, 2019
It was an interesting topic
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Alexandria B - League City, TX  ·  Jul 07, 2019
Good information with todays increase in obesity.
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Tammy A - bellevue, WA  ·  Jul 02, 2019
Very scientific and thorough information
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Erin W - Pottstown, PA  ·  Jun 26, 2019
makes me want to get up from my desk and exercise
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Chad L - Wentzville, MO  ·  Jun 25, 2019
in depth and new information
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