Plant-Based Nutrition: Research and Application in the Medical Practice

Plant-Based Nutrition: Research and Application in the Medical Practice
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A 2010 study found that, among cardiac patients, perceived low-quality of care was associated with not receiving diet and lifestyle advice. Simultaneously, there seems to be a growing awareness that common chronic diseases are profoundly linked to diet and lifestyle practices. In particular, plant-based diets have become more popular. Variations of plant-based diets are espoused by the past-president of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American Institute for Cancer Research, and a variety of new diet and lifestyle programs in medical institutions and lay public communities. The scientific advisory panel for the US dietary guidelines committee advised more plant-based diets, and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all overweight and obese patients with heart disease risk factors be referred to intensive behavioral interventions.

Topics covered include:

  1. Defining Plant-Based Nutrition and its Broad Benefits
  2. Plant-Based Nutrition and Ischemic Heart Disease
  3. Plant-Based Nutrition and Diabetes
  4. Challenges to Behavior Change and Food Addiction
  5. Counseling Patients to Change: Better Addressing Barriers
  6. Setting up Diet and Lifestyle Programs in Medicine

This 6-module course was developed at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, which offers a renowned certificate program in plant-based nutrition in partnership with eCornell, Cornell University’s online course provider.

Presented by

Thomas M. Campbell, MD Thomas M. Campbell, MD
Course Director/Presenter
Medical Director, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Thomas M. Campbell II, MD is Medical Director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He is co-founder and director of a groundbreaking Nutrition in Medicine program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, working with individuals and groups to prevent and treat illness using diet and lifestyle. A board-certified family physician, Dr. Campbell is co-author, with his father, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of The China Study, a worldwide bestseller, and author of The China Study Solution (The Campbell Plan in hardcover). He has published in the Israel Medical Association Journal and in CME publications Primary Care Reports and Integrative Medicine Alert.

Outcome Objectives

  1. Define a whole-food, plant-based diet and understand the nutrient characteristics of whole plant vs animal vs refined plant foods.
  2. Understand the scientific rationale for prescribing plant-based diets for heart disease.
  3. Understand the research supporting the benefits of high-fiber, intact carbohydrates for treating patients with diabetes.
  4. Describe the barriers to successful behavior change.
  5. Implement strategies to optimize behavior change with individual patients.
  6. Learn examples of how to structure medical practice to facilitate lifestyle medicine.

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This program is presented by the Foundation for Care Management (FCM), a recognized leader in local, national, and international continuing medical education.

Effective Date: June 1, 2017
Expiration Date: May 31, 2019
Fee: $75.00

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and Other Healthcare Professionals.

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