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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.  The goal of this CEU course is to 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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