Science of Appetite: Regulating the Hungry Brain

Course Description & Information:

  • Appetite is powerful driver of our behavior and we need to understand how the brain and gut regulates our appetite to be able to control it. Today, over 75% of Americans are overweight and/or obese with over 19% of our children being overweight/obese. This is an intermediate course that covers the brain-body connection of the science of appetite. Participants will learn about the different systems that govern appetite and behavior as well as the hormones that are involved in regulating metabolism, and what can be to improve our metabolism and control our eating behavior. Additionally, an in-depth overview of the role of diet, exercise and drug therapy in relationship to appetite and metabolism will be covered.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-19-026-L01-P, IRD: 8-12-19. Knowledge based activity.
Course Objectives:

  • Identify the hormones and neurohormones that govern appetite.
  • Discuss the brain-gut connection and how gut peptides regulate appetite and metabolism.
  • Identify the health implications of obesity in both children and adults.
  • List the neurotransmitters that play a role in appetite regulation.
  • State the role of the hypothalmus in hunger and satiety signaling.
  • Define the relationship between exercise, brain chemicals and appetite.


Course Credit: 3 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

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

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