Long-Term Health Outcomes and Medical Expenditures of Vegetarians – Evidence from the Tzu Chi Cohorts

Tina Chiu

Long-Term Health Outcomes and Medical Expenditures of Vegetarians – Evidence from the Tzu Chi Cohorts

last update on: 01/12/2023

Review epidemiological studies on how vegetarian diets affect medical expenditure, disease incidence, and overall health.

Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 60 minutes. 

This activity is approved for continuing education for physicians, nurses, dietitians, and health and wellness coaches. 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Objectives:

  • Understand how vegetarian diets affect medical expenditure and the long-term health outcomes on stroke, diabetes, gout, cataract and other disease from the Tzu Chi Health Study.
  • Review current knowledge on the health impacts of vegetarian diet on chronic diseases from other prospective cohorts and randomized controlled trials.
  • Understand the consistency and discrepancy in different studies, possible reasons to explain the findings, potential mechanisms, and application in clinical practices.

Requirements for successful completion: Participants will be awarded contact hours commensurate with participation after completion of the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.

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60 minutes

1.0

General Nutrition

July 15, 2024