Plant-Powered Metabolism

Plant-Powered Metabolism

Plant-Powered Metabolism

last update on: 02/23/2022
Neal Barnard, MD, FACC
Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD

This presentation investigates the metabolic changes seen on a plant-based diet and how this impacts body weight and health. 

The Learning Process:

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 30 minutes.

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

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • List the metabolic benefits of plant-based diets
  • Explain metabolic changes on a plant-based diet.
  • Describe how a plant-based diet changes gut microbiome composition.
  • Understand regulation of body weight and metabolism.

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.

Recorded live at the 2019 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.





30 minutes


General Nutrition

July 26, 2022