3-hour On-Demand: Obesity, Addiction & the Gut-Brain Axis


Price: $60.00

Course Description & Information:

  • Obesity is a global epidemic in adults and children. Food addiction is considered a compulsive eating disorder where a person frequently eats large quantities of food in a short period of time. Inappropriate food intake behavior is one of the main drivers for fat mass development leading to obesity. Importantly the gut microbiota-mediated signals have emerged as key actors regulating food intake thereby controlling hunger or satiety/satiation feelings. This seminars defines the connection between obesity, food addiction and the gut-brain axis.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-23-007-H01-P, IRD: 4-24-2023, ERD: 4-24-2026. Knowledge based activity.ity.
  • Expiration Date: 12/31/24. Course test must be completed by 12/31/24 to receive credit.
  • Level: Intermediate

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the brain-gut-microbiome interactions in obesity and food addiction.
  • Explain the role of addiction and stress neurobiology on food intake and obesity.
  • Recognize the impact of obesity on brain function.
  • List pharmacological and dietary intervention for treatment of food addiction and binge-eating disorder.
  • Define the role of exercise therapy in treating addiction and obesity.

Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Take This Course:

  • Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals (FL only for OT/OTA), and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Completion of course materials.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Faculty: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD

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