Brain and Behavior: Regulating Body Weight

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Brain and Behavior: Regulating Body Weight

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At FutureLearn, we want to inspire learning for life. We offer a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other outstanding cultural institutions. Our aim is to connect learners from all over the globe with high quality educators, and with each other. We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss what you’ve studied, in order to make fresh discoveries and form new ideas. Courses are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life, rather than your life around learning. We are a private company wholly owned by The Open University, with the benefit of over 40 years of their experience in distance learning and online education. Our partners include over 20 of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, including the British Council, the British Library, and the British Museum.

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Explore the environmental and biological factors that regulate our body weight.

This online course will cover the environmental and biological factors that contribute to the regulation of body weight and our control of food intake.

This topic is important for understanding the current obesity epidemic in many parts of the world. Biological factors governing food intake are well known, but environmental stimuli challenge the signals and systems in the body that work to maintain a healthy weight.

What topics will you cover?

The course explores how our body weight is influenced by:

  • Environmental factors
  • Social factors
  • Learned behaviors
  • Biological factors
  • Central nervous system
  • Hormonal influence
  • Genetic influence and genetic disorders
  • Gene-environment interaction

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the meaning of homeostasis
  • Describe the physiological factors that i...

Explore the environmental and biological factors that regulate our body weight.

This online course will cover the environmental and biological factors that contribute to the regulation of body weight and our control of food intake.

This topic is important for understanding the current obesity epidemic in many parts of the world. Biological factors governing food intake are well known, but environmental stimuli challenge the signals and systems in the body that work to maintain a healthy weight.

What topics will you cover?

The course explores how our body weight is influenced by:

  • Environmental factors
  • Social factors
  • Learned behaviors
  • Biological factors
  • Central nervous system
  • Hormonal influence
  • Genetic influence and genetic disorders
  • Gene-environment interaction

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the meaning of homeostasis
  • Describe the physiological factors that influence hunger and fullness
  • Explain how environmental stimuli influence eating
  • Summarize how our genes interact with the environment to influence body weight.

This course is suitable for everyone from individuals interested in learning more about their personal health to those with a background in basic biological processes who what to expand their knowledge. No prior experience or qualifications is necessary.

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