Digestive Enzymes and Nutrition
This continuing education course reviews the role of digestive enzymes, describes food and supplement sources of digestive enzymes, and discusses their potential benefits and risks for a variety of health conditions.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the November/December 2021 edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Distinguish three types of digestive enzymes naturally occurring in the body and describe their roles.
- Identify five foods containing digestive enzymes.
- Describe the use of prescription digestive enzymes in the treatment of pancreatic insufficiency.
- Counsel clients on several potential benefits and risks of using supplemental digestive enzymes for gastrointestinal and other health conditions.
Sara Chatfield, MPH, RDN, LDN, is a Chicago-based freelance nutrition writer who has practiced dietetics in clinical and community settings.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR