Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To Course

Credits: 12
Course Expiration: July 5, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Groundbreaking new theory to slow the aging process is revealed in this self-study course!

In Lifespan, one of the world’s foremost experts on aging and genetics reveals a groundbreaking new theory that could change the way medical professionals think about aging. According to the author, individuals can have control over the aging process. This provocative book discusses research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations and outlines scientific research that demonstrates how to slow down, or possibly reverse, an individual’s genetic clock.

The author shares his opinions of emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes – such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, and exercising with the right intensity – that have been shown to help people lead to longer lives. The book and its CPE program will familiarize registered dietitian nutritionists with recent (and in some cases, controversial) research on the subject of slowing aging, preparing them to effectively counsel patients on the subject. The CPE program requires the learner to apply the information in the book with a case-study based exam.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

This course certainly has enough nutrition related material to make this appropriate for nutrition professionals.  However, it went beyond nutrition, covering technology, presented ethical questions and thought provoking ideas that are interdisciplinary.
- Brenda Burgin Ross, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To Self-Study Course
This self study course and book was an interesting read, thought provoking, and science based with a unique point of view.
- Katy Adams, MDA, RD, CSG, LD
Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To Self-Study Course
This self-study course takes an interesting look at emerging research in the genetic understanding of aging and the factors that can positively influence optimal aging.
- Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, Nutrition Professor Emerita
Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To Self-Study Course

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Deliver accurate and credible messaging on the subject of lifestyle changes that might increase longevity.
  2. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature on increasing longevity into practice.
  3. Apply knowledge of how food, nutrition, and lifestyle might contribute to increasing longevity.
  4. Keep abreast of research on the relationship between lifestyle and longevity.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 156502  Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 2.1.8 Delivers accurate and credible messaging.
  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical, and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 50 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To is written by David A. Sinclair, PhD with Matthew D. LaPlante.

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.


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