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This webinar was presented live on September 28, 2021.
As a health practitioner you have likely observed that certain clients gain weight easily and have difficulty in losing weight. The idea that weight is managed by balancing the equation of calories in and calories out has little baring on the truth we see in practice. This talk explores the contribution of genetics, not only to the susceptibility of becoming overweight and obese, but also in how individuals respond differently to different weight management interventions and exercise programs.
You will also have a chance to learn about the many different genetic factors that contribute to obesity such as sleep, behavior, appetite and satiety, and exercise responsiveness. Understanding your client's susceptibility and responsiveness will enable you to develop personalized and successful weight management interventions.
Sponsored by: 3x4 Genetics
CPE Level: 3
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 6.2.2, 8.4.3
- Explain the concept of heritability and how it applies to weight
- Identify and categorize the impact of genetics on an individual's weight
- Appreciate how polygenic risk scores can be applied in weight
- Identify and differentiate between the genetic factors that contribute to obesity and weight management
Yael Joffe, RD, PhD, FACN
In the rapidly-evolving discipline of nutrigenomics, Yael is globally acknowledged as a leading expert in the field. She is a highly sought-after speaker, has co-authored two books, It's Not Just Your Genes and Genes To Plate and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Yael is at the forefront of nutrigenomic education and has helped develop and supervise nutrigenomics courses around the world, including her own Manuka and 3X4 Education courses, which have trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners globally. She is currently an Adjunct Professor, teaching Nutrigenomics at Rutgers University and Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of 3X4 Genetics.