Regulation of Body Weight - CHES36

Regulation of Body Weight

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
(4.4 / 1847 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Obesity is a global health concern associated with a number of acute and chronic health problems. Losing a modest percentage of body weight can decrease risk for chronic diseases. Unfortunately, losing weight is not easy; keeping it off is even more difficult. To lose weight, a negative energy balance is needed, which the body interprets as a sign to increase food intake. This course will examine the complex nature of energy balance that is critical for successful weight loss and maintenance of that loss. It is crucial to understand the role of fat tissue and how it plays a role in determining hunger and satiety; the role of genetics in body fat distribution and body weight regulation; communication networks among the brain, hormones, peptides, organs, and tissues; gut microbes; and other components of the body involved in regulating hunger and weight.


The goal of this regulation of body weight continuing education program is to provide dietitians, health educators, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals with information on the role of energy balance in obesity. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define obesity, explain how to measure it, and list its potential health complications
  • Discuss the role of genetics in the regulation of body weight
  • Discuss the interactions of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, organs, and the brain in the regulation of energy balance and the roles they play in obesity

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019, 1133776 for 01/01/2020 to 12/31/2023.

Course Originally Released on: 4/1/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/19/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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JOYCE L - Newtown, PA  ·  Mar 08, 2020
Interesting and useful information
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KATHRYN M - Newark, DE  ·  Feb 23, 2020
Very practical information to share with patients and may also be personally beneficial to practitioners.
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Carol B - Austin, TX  ·  Dec 01, 2019
more indepth study factors of obesity
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Margaret D - Lutz, FL  ·  Oct 31, 2019
Interesting information
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Patricia F - Eureka, IL  ·  Sep 30, 2019
this explains how being fat can cause medical problems
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00