August 2014

Did you know that the prevalence of obesity and self-reported dieting are high among older women in the United States? Weight loss confers immediate benefit in older adults on disease and disability risk factors; however, weight regain in the setting of intentional weight loss is an expected occurrence for most. Given the well-known tendency of obesity relapse, this webinar will discuss how weight regain following intentional weight loss affects body composition, cardio-metabolic risk, and physical function in older women. 


Kristen M. Beavers, PhD, MPH, RD, is an instructor in the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She received her BS from Cornell University in Human Biology, Health and Society; MPH from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Nutrition; and PhD from Baylor University in Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventive Health. She is a Registered Dietitian and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. Dr. Beavers’ academic and professional interests lie in the study of nutrition and exercise as interdisciplinary sciences, specifically as they relate to prevention and etiology of chronic disease and disability. Her current research focuses on the identification of optimal weight loss therapies for overweight and obese, older adults.  

Title:             Weight Management for Menopause and Beyond
Date:            Wednesday, August 13th
Time:            12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT
CE Credit:     1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPE

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Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence and consequences of obesity in older women.
  • Explain the controversy surrounding the promotion of weight loss in older adults.
  • Discuss evidence examining the consequences of weight regain on body composition, cardio-metabolic and physical decline risk factors in older women.

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Details on CE Credits
To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar, attend the full program and complete an online evaluation.

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Villanova University College of Nursing / Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (VN0001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).