The Science of Fat and Sugar: Appetite, Eating Disorders, & The Reward System

Learning Objectives: 
  • 1) identify the metabolism and physiology of lipids and carbohydrates in health and disease as well as in the aged individual
  • 2) list -- from the standpoints of nursing, pharmacology, psychology, and physical therapy -- the approaches to a patient suffering from metabolic disease.
  • 3) compare and contrast appetite suppressants and other medications that induce weight loss.
  • 4) discuss the recent discoveries in neurochemistry and neuroscience of the link between behavioral pathology and metabolic disease.
  • 5) compare and contrast the healthy and the potentially dangerous weight-loss strategies and the long-term effects of fad diets.
  • 6) describe the oral-health implications of metabolic disease and eating disorders.
  • 7) describe the empirical developments in bariatric treatments and the effects on behavioral therapies.
  • 8) list sources of beneficial lipids and carbohydrates and methods of improvement of the palatability of healthier foods.
  • 9) identify the role of the oral microbiome, periodontal disease, and S. mutans in appetite pathology, binge eating, and obesity.

PACE Course Offerings

Course Type: In Person
Course Offering: Webinar
Domain Focus: Case Management Concepts, Healthcare Management and Delivery, Psychosocial Aspects
Start Date: 10/29/2021
End Date: 10/29/2021
CE Credits: 6.00
Fee: $83.00