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Coursera: Weight Management: Beyond Balancing Calories

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17 hour 17 hours
Course teacher: Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD

What are you going to get

Understanding Obesity

Managing Obesity: The Role of Diet

Beyond Diet: The Role of Stress, Exercise, & Sleep

Using Habit & Emotions to Your Advantage


Course description

Across the globe, more people are suffering from obesity than at any other time in our history. Why has obesity become so common and so challenging? In this course, we will look at the root cause of obesity, as explained by the latest science.

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Understand obesity, appetite hormones, and weight set point.

About the instructor

Sharon Horesh Bergquist, MD

Dr. Sharon Bergquist is a Rollins Senior Distinguished Clinician, Master Clinician, and assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. She is an internal medicine physician, researcher, and teacher and has been on the Emory faculty since 2000. Her research focuses on healthy aging, prevention, and lifestyle medicine. She studies factors in the environment and personal choices that switch genes and complex biological pathways towards preventing disease and helping people thrive physically and emotionally. Sharon is the medical director of Emory’s executive health program and leads the research program at her internal medicine clinic. She also founded and directs Emory Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness, where she develops innovative programs aimed at shifting our culture and health system towards prevention and wellness. Sharon received a B.S. in biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and a medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She is a regular medical contributor to local and national news and hosts The Whole Health Cure podcast.


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