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Food Addiction and Obesity

Course #: 010-507

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CE Credit Hours: 1.50 CPEUs (1.00 CPEUs for Florida licenses)

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #132217 approved for 1.5 CPEUs.

CEU Course Description

Obesity has become a major public health burden worldwide due to the huge social and economic impact derived from its related comorbidities.  Despite the important progression in the study of obesity, prevalence rates continue to increase, suggesting that additional elements must be involved in the pathogenesis of this disease.  This CEU course investigates how an addictive process may play a role in binge eating and obesity.


Article Author:  Jose Lerma-Cabrera, et al.; University of Chile

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, M.S.

Brooke H. Dekofsky, MPH, RD, CLE, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.


CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the most common symptoms of food addiction.

2.  Identify which macronutrients subjects showing compulsive overeating behavior consume higher amounts of compared with non-food-addicted subjects.

3.  Describe how homeostatic regulators of hunger and satiety could mediate between the homeostatic and hedonic mechanisms of food intake influencing the dopaminergic system.

CPE Level: I

Learning Codes: 2100, 4000, 5200, 5370

Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1.3 , 10.4.1 , 12.2.1

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