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Obesity, Adipocyte Function and Weight Management BPK 417W (3)

Discusses mechanisms of health and disease with respect to a range of molecular mechanisms of physiology and organ system function, including how adipokines have an effect on metabolic alterations in immunology and hormone production in diabetes, stress and cardiovascular disease. Health behavior change in obesity and impact of dietary habits upon hyperlipidemia and apolipoprotein metabolism are addressed in addition to nutritional challenges in weight management and obesity. Prerequisite: BPK 110, 306, 314 (or 311), 340. Students with credit for BPK 417 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing.