Eating Disorders and Osteoporosis

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning

CEU Course Description

This course examines: the guidelines for achieving optimal health with diet, exercise, and body composition; osteopenia and osteoporosis; how to maintain bone health; the characterization and statistics of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, night-eating syndrome, and eating disorders not otherwise specified; the female athlete triad; making the connection on how eating disorders lead to osteoporosis; the recommended treatment for osteoporosis when it is related to eating disorders; and maintaining bone health.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the health consequences that will arise when a person drops below the minimum ‘essential’ body fat percentage.

2.  Explain the primary role of each macronutrient in the diet and the negative health results from severely decreasing or eliminating an entire macronutrient group.

3.  Investigate the characterizations of the individual eating disorders and the prevalence of each as seen among the different ages and genders in the population.

4.  Compare and contrast the different treatments used for treating eating disorder related osteoporosis and which treatments are favored for long-term health of the patient.

5.  Examine the female athlete triad and how it relates to many of those with eating disorders.

6.  Scrutinize how fracture risk relates to each decrease of one standard deviation in bone density.

7.  Describe the capacity of reversing bone density loss as it relates to eating disorders.

Date Added: 2014-10-10

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