The Cheese Trap

The Cheese Trap

The Cheese Trap

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

Why does cheese have such a strong hold on people--and what are the health impacts? Learn all about it in this engaging presentation.

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 1 hour.

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 three mechanisms by which consuming cheese might contribute to health problems.    
  • Explain how components in cheese might impact hormone levels.
  • Describe potential replacements for cheese in the diet that can mimic the texture and flavor profile without the attendant health risks. 

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