This series offers an in-depth review of how to use nutrition and supplements to address health conditions and the evidence behind their use. Topics range from supplements for the cardiovascular system, to the endocrine system, to the immune system.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians and non-clinicians involved in the care of patients.
- Explain the importance of real or perceived statin intolerance on increasing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
- Summarize complementary strategies that may help attain LDL-C goal in the difficult to treat patient with statin intolerance.
- Identify the cholesterol lowering effects of berberine, citrus bergamot, red yeast rice, pantetheine, probiotics, artichoke extract, glucomannan, phytosterols, tea consumption, and curcumin.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
SynAptiv ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, SynAptiv identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by SynAptiv to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SynAptiv is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
|Name of Faculty||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Douglas Triffon, MD||
Speakers Bureau: Amarin and Espirion
Honorarium: Amarin and Espirion
|Name of Editor / Scientific Reviewer||Reported Financial Relationship|
|InYoung Kim, MD PhD||
No financial relationships to disclose
The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
|Name of Content Manager||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Venita Sivamani, Planner||LearnHealth founder and shareholder|
|Planners at SynAptiv||No financial relationships to disclose|
All other faculty, planner and/or content managers have nothing to disclose nor do they have any vested interests or affiliations. All conflicts of interest have been resolved.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and LearnHealth. SynAptiv is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
SynAptiv designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
SynAptiv is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This CE activity provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education. SynAptiv is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16031.
Method of Participation
Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest by recording the best answer to each quiz question, and 4) complete the evaluation form.
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better. Statements of credit will be available once the evaluation form is completed.
The content, views, and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty/authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SynAptiv and/or LearnHealth. The faculty/authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
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This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and LearnHealth.
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