Green Tea: New Benefits from an Old Favorite? - FIT10

Green Tea: New Benefits from an Old Favorite?

by Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
FIT10
(4.0 / 90 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Fitness (0.20 CEU)

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Price: $47.00
CE-PRO Price: $23.50

Summary:

Is green tea living up to its reputation as a panacea for a number of diseases? During the past 30 years, green tea has exploded in popularity. Americans drink about 150 million gallons of green tea every year, and the extract is available in hundreds of supplements. Green tea has been used as a medicinal tool in Asian cultures for centuries, and recently it has gained notoriety as an antioxidant, offering protection against cancer, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular problems, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity. Many studies show that the phytochemicals in green tea confer health benefits to those who ingest them, yet key questions remained unanswered. This course describes the different kinds of teas, why green tea has been studied for its potential health benefits, and current research conclusions about the potential power of this popular beverage.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education course about green tea is to understand its potential health benefits, the limitations of these benefits, and what research has and has not been performed to investigate these claims. After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Define functional food and phytochemical, and explain why green tea is considered a functional food/beverage
  • Identify the major phenols found in green and black tea and discuss at least three purported mechanisms by which tea protects against cardiovascular disease
  • Summarize and convey to clients and consumers the evidence-based health benefits of green tea and make appropriate recommendations regarding the consumption of green tea
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, athletic trainers, health educators, fitness professionals, and physicians.
 
Fitness professionals: 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 or Nurse.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.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.2 ACE CEC.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 0.2 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
 
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010 to 2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 2.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.

Course Originally Released on: 1/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/10/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/10/2022

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.

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MAUREEN M - COALINGA, CA  ·  May 15, 2019
Excellent presentation of the use of Green Tea or tea to incorporate into a health program.
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Terra B - auburn , CA  ·  Dec 14, 2018
Great I for need to drink green tea
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Marissa B - TOLLESON , AZ  ·  Oct 19, 2018
GREAT ! I'M SO GLAD THAT I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THIS ONLINE
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Ann D - Tampa, FL  ·  Sep 08, 2018
Information could have been condensed.
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Sharon M - Conroe, TX  ·  Sep 05, 2018
Way too little bitty detail oriented and difficult for just .2 CEU----not worth the time
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