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Childhood Obesity, Epidemiology, and Bone Thickness

Course #: 03-770

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century.  Problems during the childhood and adolescence phases of the human development, during which the adult bone mass density is determined, could compromise bone health in adulthood. There are several key determinants that are known to be the driving force for childhood obesity: genetics, age, gender, and birth weight. These, in combination with dietary patterns and behavioral characteristics have a huge influence on the younger generation today more than ever before. This course provides an overview of school and home-based strategies to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity in children and adolescents. Additionally, there is a public health concern with older adults and osteoporosis, which may be linked to bone building in younger years where adult bone mass and density is determined. At this point in life, the complex process of childhood obesity may interrupt a critical period of bone growth and development that can lead to lifelong effects. Finally, we will analyze the relationship between abdominal adipose tissue and bone mineral density (BMD) in obese children and adolescents.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Investigate the relationship between sleep duration and obesity.
  2. Examine the strongest predictors of a child being overweight.
  3. Elucidate negative predictors of bone mineral density in adolescents.
  4. Identify the age at which adipocyte size and number begin to increase.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Determinants of Obesity

  0.28 Contact Hours  

  Behavioral Characteristics and Strategy     0.14 Contact Hours 
  Effects on Bone Mineral Density    0.58 Contact Hours 

Total = 1 Contact Hour

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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