Phytosterols for Lowering Cholesterol: Pharmacy Interventions to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Pharmacy Times, October 2015 Diabetes, Volume 81, Issue 10

This Continuing Education activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Nature Made Nutritional Products.

Phytosterols for Lowering Cholesterol: Pharmacy Interventions to Improve Patient Outcomes

Faculty

Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA

Chief Science Officer

Midwest Center for Metabolic &

Cardiovascular Research

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Mary R. Dicklin, PhD

Senior Scientist

Midwest Center for Metabolic &

Cardiovascular Research

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Alyssa K. Eakley, MS, CCRC

Project Manager

Midwest Center for Metabolic &

Cardiovascular Research Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Educational Objectives

After completing this continuing education program, the participant will be able to:

  • Outline how phytosterols decrease cholesterol levels.
  • State the role of phytosterols in cholesterol-lowering therapy, as well as their safety profile.
  • Recognize published data about concerns underlying the ingestion of phytosterols.

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Knowledge

Release date: October 7, 2015

Expiration date: October 7, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours

Fee: Free

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-15-129-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through October 7, 2016.