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CME/CE Expiration Date: 09/30/2018*
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Description:
Dr. Fernandez will review recent epidemiological evidence supporting changes in body composition in the US pediatric population, to better understand the role of the social environment as a crucial contributor to the etiology of pediatric obesity.

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
October 02, 2015
Expiration Date:
September 28, 2018 11:55 PM
Presentation Objectives
  • Recognize the importance of the FTO and MCR4 genes in pediatric obesity.
  • Identify recent epidemiological evidence supporting changes in body composition in the US pediatric population.
  • Understand the role of the social environment as a crucial contributor to the etiology of pediatric obesity.
Genetic Influences in Pediatric Obesity in a Diverse Population

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

Dr. Jose Fernandez serves as a Professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published more than 100 papers in the areas of genetics as a contributor to obesity, mainly in the pediatric population. Dr. Fernandez is known for his work exploring genetics to understand racial and ethnic disparities in obesity and its comorbidities, and the interaction of genetics with ocial environment as a determinant of health.

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Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Participation Credit(s): 1.00
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