Latest Elective – Obesity: Risk & Reversal

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Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, we at The Nutrition Network have doubled our efforts on educating around the association of obesity and it’s related conditions. The incidence of obesity continues to increase rapidly, and poses major health challenges in both developed and developing countries (1).

According to WHO, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, with 1.9 billion adults considered overweight in 2016. Of these, over 650 million were obese (2).

The CDC states that obesity is as big a risk for COVID-19 as having a suppressed immune system or chronic lung or kidney disease (3). This has called for urgent interventions in treating and preventing obesity globally.

In recent years there has been growing interest in the implementation of a low carbohydrate diet in the effective treatment of obesity. Many studies (4) have been found to support this, with some indicating that a low carbohydrate diet is more effective (5, 6, 7) in treating abdominal obesity than the standard low fat diet. 

As the pioneers in online training in LCHF/Keto Nutrition for Medical Professionals, the Nutrition Network is excited to launch its next online training in its Elective Module series:

Obesity: Risk & Reversal.

This essential training is aimed at health care professionals and focuses on the effective treatment, prevention, management and reversal of obesity in clinical practice. 

What to expect:

The training brings together industry experts, and includes lectures by Prof Tim Noakes, Dr Frank Lipman, Dr Brian Lenzkes, Drs Robert Cywes, Dr Hassina Kajee and many more. 

Some of the topics included in the training are:

  • Obesity & Diet: An Introduction 
  • The Metabolic Effects of Adipose Tissue as an Endocrine Organ 
  • Obesity & Lifestyle: Functional Medicine Models 
  • NAFLD : Pathophysiology & Clinical Manifestations 
  • Reversing the Obesity Epidemic: The Eat Better Model 
  • Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic. A Model to Rebuild Health Structures 
  • Prevention & Management of Obesity in Childhood 
  • The Clinical Associations of Obesity 
  • Obesity & Exercise 
  • Obesity & Diabetes

The training also includes an obesity panel discussion which finds experts, Dr Ken Berry, Dr Robert Lustig as well as The Nutrition Network Board discussing the topic, 

“Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic. A Model to Rebuild Health Structures.”           

This training is a must for medical and allied health professionals and is designed to provide a comprehensive and robust guide to the prevention and treatment of obesity.

The module forms part of the advanced training curriculum and can be selected as one of the required trainings along the Certification Path to becoming a Nutrition Network Practitioner. 

Click here to apply at an Early Bird Price of $210, valid until 15 Oct 2020

References

 

  1. Roberts, C. K., and Barnard, R. J. (2005). Effects of exercise and diet on chronic disease. J. Appl. Physiol. 98, 3–30.   Google Scholar
  2.  https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight
  3.  https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200714/why-obesity-may-stack-the-deck-for-covid-19-risk
  4.  https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/23-studies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3
  5. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/217514
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC538279/
  7. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19082851/
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