Community seminars present the latest and best information on health topics that matter to you and your family. They are for anyone interested in staying healthy, preventing illness, or living and thriving with conditions that affect them or a family member. You'll get reliable, easy-to-understand information, as well as practical advice based on the latest advances in medicine. Our presenters are experts in their fields, many of them involved in scientific research in addition to compassionate patient care.
Mini Medical School - The Science of Obesity
We’ve all seen or read the news: Obesity is a national epidemic, with more than one-third of American adults so overweight that it’s a serious health risk. In fact, some of the nation’s leading causes of preventable death—such as heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes—are obesity-related conditions.
Obesity is more than just diet and exercise, however. In this Mini Medical School session, we’ll discuss digestive efficiency, which determines how (and how many) calories are actually absorbed by the body. You’ll learn about game-changing University of Iowa research on the body’s resting metabolic rate, which accounts for most of the energy a person burns each day. And you’ll discover how gut bacteria—part of the trillions of microorganisms that live on and inside our bodies—may be a root cause of obesity.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Hotel Julien Dubuque - Grand Ballroom
200 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Hotel Winnishiek - Steyer Opera House
104 E Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Monday, November 16, 2015
Cooper Hotel & Conference Center - Cooper Clinic Auditorium
12230 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75230
Learn more about these upcoming Mini Medical School - The Science of Obesity programs.