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Remodeling in Our Brain and Nervous System: Connections to Obesity and Diabetes
December 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Obesity and Diabetes are currently global pandemics. Obesity, and most cases of diabetes, stem from an energy imbalance whereby we take in more calories than we burn. This simple energy equation is actually quite complex at the physiological level, and involves brain communication with organs and tissues such as the gut, adipose (fat tissue), muscle, and pancreas. This talk will explore how our body maintains metabolic health, how our nervous system remodels in order to regulate hunger and energy expenditure, and what the research evidence tells us about healthy fats in our diet and on our bodies. Dr. Kristy Townsend from UMaine will share the latest research and breakthroughs in these areas.