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Women's Weight Loss Wellness: Effective and Safe Diet Techniques
The U.S. obesity epidemic has hit women hard, and the most efficacious weight control options are still unclear. Diet and weight loss industries have boomed as a result, but health safety remains a concern associated with many diet options. Pharmacists are poised to contribute to women's weight loss efforts by providing positive reinforcement and safe, effective approaches to diet and nutrition. Pharmacists must be able to counsel patients, when approached, about diet and weight loss products. More than that, though, pharmacists should increase their own knowledge of nutritionally sound alternatives so as to proactively engage consumers about the best weight loss and weight maintenance goals and products for them.
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Women's Weight Loss Wellness: Effective and Safe Diet Techniques
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ACPE Universal Program Number: 0207-0000-16-005-H01-P; 0207-0000-16-005-H01-T
Release Date: May 2, 2016
Expiration Date: May 2, 2019
Activity Type: Application-based

Statement of Need
The U.S. obesity epidemic has hit women hard, and the most efficacious weight control options are still unclear. Diet and weight loss industries have boomed as a result, but health safety remains a concern associated with many diet options. Pharmacists are poised to contribute to women's weight loss efforts by providing positive reinforcement and safe, effective approaches to diet and nutrition. Pharmacists must be able to counsel patients, when approached, about diet and weight loss products. More than that, though, pharmacists should increase their own knowledge of nutritionally sound alternatives so as to proactively engage consumers about the best weight loss and weight maintenance goals and products for them.

Pharmacists Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacists should be better able to:

  1. Identify time periods when women are most at risk of weight gain and negative body image, then discuss how this impacts dieting choices.
  2. Describe fad and other popular diet techniques in the context of long-term efficacy and safety.
  3. Compare macronutrient diet components, focusing on their importance for bodily functions as well as their primary food sources.
  4. Discuss components of and barriers to pharmacist-promoted weight management strategies that foster long-term nutrition.

Pharmacy Technicians Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be better able to:

  1. Identify time periods when women are most at risk of weight gain and negative body image, then discuss how this impacts dieting choices.
  2. Describe fad and other popular diet techniques in the context of long-term efficacy and safety.
  3. Compare macronutrient diet components, focusing on their importance for bodily functions as well as their primary food sources.
  4. Discuss components of and barriers to pharmacist-promoted weight management strategies that foster long-term nutrition.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication. This article contains a discussion of off-label uses that will be identified as such by the author.

Target Audience
The target audience for this activity is Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.

Instructions for Participation
To receive a certificate of completion that indicates your eligibility for continuing education credit, you must:

  • Review the content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (70% or higher).
  • You will have two (2) opportunities to successfully complete the activity.

Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the post-test and submission of the evaluation.

Fee
There is no fee for this activity.

Accreditation
Pharmacists
ACPE logoNCPA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity will provide 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit under the numbers 0207-0000-16-005-H01-P and 0207-0000-16-005-H01-T

 

Faculty
Nicole Van Hoey, PharmD, is a freelance medical writer and editor in Arlington, Va.

Disclosure Declaration
It is the policy of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities.

The authors, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of accreditation of this continuing education program. Information regarding drugs (e.g., their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions) and drug delivery systems are subject to change, however, and the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosage and potential problems or cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug or using the drug delivery systems.

Approval of credit for this continuing education activity does not imply endorsement by NCPA of any product or manufacturer identified.

Any medications or treatment methods suggested in this CE activity should not be used by the practitioner without evaluation of their patient's condition(s) and possible contraindication(s) or danger(s) of use of any specific medication.

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