Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Define cancer, carcinogenesis.
- Describe the multistep process of carcinogenesis.
- State the importance of understanding epidemiology for interpreting the relationships of diet and cancer studies.
- Differentiate between a case-control and a cohort study.
- Explain the nature of the controversy regarding dietary fat and the risk of cancer.
- Identify the role of dietary fat in the cancer process.
- Discuss the proposed mechanism of the effect of caloric restriction on tumor suppression.
- Identify two major considerations in establishing a relationship between dietary protein intake and cancer.
- State the recommended range of fiber intake to reduce cancer risk.
- Explain the mechanisms of action relating fiber to colorectal cancer.
- Discuss the role of antioxidant vitamins and minerals in cancer prevention.
- Identify the proposed mechanism by which the minerals calcium and selenium may function to reduce cancer risk.
- List the proposed theories of the role of alcohol in carcinogenesis.
- Discuss current dietary guidelines and rationale related to the cancer risk of naturally occurring carcinogens, food additives, and contaminants.
- Describe the role of phytochemicals as anticarcinogenic agents.
- Differentiate between blocking agents and suppressing agents.
- Identify the types of quackery associated with cancer prevention.
- Explain strategies to combat quackery.
- State the six steps of the health communication process.
- Discuss some realistic expectations in planning dietary strategies for cancer risk reduction.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians and health educators.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Gannett Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2010, 2030, 2060, 2070, 2090, 4000, 4040, 4050, 5150
Gannett Education is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).