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GRAD > EHS > 650

Obesity and Weight Management

This course describes characteristics of the global obesity epidemic and its health and economic consequences. Students learn the scientific basis of energy balance, energy metabolism, the regulation of body weight, and are introduced to neuroendocrine appetite regulation and the genetics of obesity. The importance of regular physical activity, health nutrition and health behavior change to prevent/reduce obesity in children and adults is emphasized. Students study important psychosocial factors related to obesity and explore emerging strategies for obesity treatment, including pharmacological and surgical approaches. Students may not receive credit for both EHS 350 & EHS 650.

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