Discuss potential genetic and environmental factors that may affect body weight.

BIO 2500
Week 9 Discussion
Discussion Forum
As part of your learning experience, active participation in discussions is essential. An important part of the final grade will be based on your participation. You will be evaluated on the quality and quantity of your participation in the discussion forum that corresponds to the grading rubric.

The initial post and responses should be in your own words and demonstrate critical thinking, analysis, and the expected level of knowledge. Initial posts and replies should be in complete sentences and in paragraph form. You should not have bullet points as they are not in complete sentences or paragraph form. Copy-pasting may result in a zero.

To fully address the chosen prompt, you will refer to the topical outline of the course syllabus that corresponds with the prompt you select. This will help guide you in demonstrating your understanding of the content while providing a thorough and detailed discussion post. Each prompt or response to a prompt should be more than a few sentences to demonstrate critical thinking. Initial posts must include a minimum of one APA 7th edition style in-text citation and full matching references of appropriate reading to support your responses.

To meet the minimum participation requirements, you will post relevant content 3 different days during the week. The first post is due by day four of the week by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time. Once you make the initial post, you will see other people’s posts. You will post replies on at least two additional days by day seven of the week by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time.

Prompt Choices: Choose two to discuss.

Review the following Nurse Lori Video: Nursing & Nutrition: Energy Balance and Weight Management. Provide a thorough overview of how you envision implementing what you are learning this week into your future career as a healthcare professional.
Discuss the relationship between body weight and health. Be sure to touch on BMI, body composition, and environmental and lifestyle factors. (USLO 9.1)
Explain the principle of energy balance and the components of energy expenditure (BMR, NEAT, TEF, EER). (USLO 9.2)
Discuss potential genetic and environmental factors that may affect body weight. (USLO 9.3)
Discuss diets, medications, and surgeries for weight loss. Be sure to incorporate the weight loss decision tree, and guidelines. (USLO 9.4)
Pick out 3 of the following eating disorders and outline them (USLO 9.5):
Anorexia athletica
Anorexia nervosa
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
Bing-eating disorder
Bulimia nervosa
Diabulimia
Female athlete triad
Muscle dysmorphia
Night-eating syndrome
Pica
Rumination disorder
Selective eating disorder
Describe how food and physical activity interact to promote health and manage body weight. Be sure to discuss the ABC’s of behavior modification. (USLO 9.6)


Outline the relationship between nutrients and fueling physical activity and optimizing performance. (USLO 9.7)
Discuss the use of ergogenic aids. (USLO 9.8)

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