A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
Obesity is not the simple consequence of too much food and too little exercise. Rather we know today, that a multitude of factors play a role, and that development of obesity is the consequence of a complex interplay between factors related to behavior, society, genes and the environment. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest development in our understanding of the putative causes and consequences of human obesity and offer knowledge on potential avenues for prevention, diagnosis and management of obesity from infancy through old age. The course program will thus permit attendees to improve their knowledge in this field, with updated overviews.