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Obesity, Adipocyte Function and Weight management BPK 417 (3)

A complex systems lens is used to study the causes, complications and comorbidities of obesity, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The etiology of obesity is explored from genetics to environment, including the neuroendocrine biology of appetite regulation. Lifestyle, medical and pharmacological obesity management options and challenges are examined. Prerequisite: BPK 110, 306, 340. Students with credit for BPK 417W may not repeat this course for further credit.