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Probiotics, Food, & the Immune System - DVD (w/Home-study exam)

Identifies the human microbiota, including beneficial bacteria (probiotics). Describes the effects of probiotics with regard to the digestive, nervous, and immune systems. Lists the pro- and anti-inflammatory influences, including those influences related to such substances as essential lipids and amino acids. Compares and contrast approaches used to reduce inflammation. Recognizes ways to prevent disease and disability in the aging population. Identifies developments in dental health, including the use of probiotics to suppress S. mutans. Discusses the role of immune system modulators with regards to cariogenic bacteria and regeneration of dentin. Describes how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
$83.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the human microbiota, including beneficial bacteria (probiotics).
  2. Describe the effects of probiotics with regard to the digestive, nervous, and immune systems.
  3. List the pro- and anti-inflammatory influences, including those influences related to such substances as
    essential lipids and amino acids.
  4. Compare and contrast approaches used to reduce inflammation.
  5. Recognize ways to prevent disease and disability in the aging population.
  6. Identify developments in dental health, including the use of probiotics to suppress S. mutans.
  7. Discuss the role of immune system modulators with regards to cariogenic bacteria and regeneration of dentin.
  8. Describe how the information in this course can be utilized to improve patient care and patient outcomes.
Products specifications
Contact Hours: 6
Instructor L. Pawlak, Ph.D., M.S.
Instructor N. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
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