Obesity is a Complex Disease: Scope and Pathophysiology Course
Participants will learn about the multiple determinants of the development of obesity and gain a better understanding of its complex pathophysiology and impact on organ function. Appetite control and energy balance regulation and the dysregulation that occurs in obesity will also be reviewed. The metabolic adaptation that occurs in obesity and during weight reduction and the challenges with weight regain will also be highlighted. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have a deep appreciation of obesity as a complex, systemic, inflammatory, and metabolic disease.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Accept obesity as a chronic disease based on the pathophysiology and impact on organ function
- Describe appetite control and energy balance regulation and the dysregulation that occurs in obesity
- Discuss the multiple determines of the development of obesity
- Explain the challenges underlying weight regain and metabolic adaption
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from NovoNordisk.