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Obesity & weight control lecture

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The public is invited to join the Office of Social Justice & Diversity and the REACH-HEI program for a lecture on obesity on Monday, July 11.

The lecture "Step It Up! Exercise is Important for Weight Control" will be presented by John Jakicic, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Health and Physical Activity at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jakicic is also the director of the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

During the hour-long lecture, Dr. Jakicic will discuss:

  • the contribution of physical activity, both with and without changes in energy intake, on changes in body weight
  • the dose of physical activity that results in improvements in long-term weight loss and weight loss maintenance
  • the contribution of physical activity on acute changes in energy intake
  • the contribution of physical activity on the long-term weight loss resulting from bariatric surgery

Dr. Jakicic is the organizer for the “America on the Move in Pittsburgh” initiative that is a collaboration of academic, corporate, medical, and community organizations to improve the health of the Greater Pittsburgh region through increases in physical activity and improvements in dietary intake.

His lecture will take place Monday, July 11 at 11am in lecture hall 2045. Reservations are not necessary.

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