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BI3025 - Obesity – The Biology and Sociology of an Epidemic

Credits: 3

A sharp rise in obesity has left the US healthcare system overcome with increased diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The epidemic is touching every social class and sub-culture in America. Obesity has deep social stigma and a wealth of misinformation spread by the multi-billion dollar fitness and beauty industries, which makes prevention difficult. Examines the biology and health implications of obesity and examines the sociocultural causes and solutions. Falls. Prerequisite(s): Junior status; any BI, BIDI, CH or CHDI course or permission of instructor. (INCO) (WECO)