BIOL 435
Causes of the obesity epidemic Fall 2022
Division III

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The prevalence of a host of metabolic diseases has increased dramatically in recent decades. The causes underlying these increases remain hotly contested. During this course we will discuss primary literature to better understand the mechanisms by which our body regulates energy metabolism and how this is shaped by our brain, genetics and evolution. Subsequently, we will explore how modern society has changed our metabolic environment and try to figure out what regulatory mechanisms should be targeted to reverse the obesity epidemic.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 24
Expected: 12
Class#: 1134
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Evaluation will be based on four 4-5 page papers and class participation.
Prerequisites: BIOL 205 or BIOL 212 / NSCI 201 or Permission of Instructor.
Enrollment Preferences: Senior Biology majors who have not taken a 400-level course, then junior Biology majors.
Distributions: Division III

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