Obesity and Metabolism Topic at GRMC SE*ED Program August 11

 Join Brandon Davis, PhD, on Monday, August 11, to learn more about obesity and how one’s metabolism contributes to obesity and overweight. Davis will provide a brief overview of the history of obesity as well as the current factors that maintain it. One of those factors is metabolism, which was the focus of his recent study. His groundbreaking research documented a difference in metabolism between people who are normal weight, overweight, and obese. He will explain how metabolism is measured and the implications for weight loss.

Davis will be the featured speaker on Monday, August 11, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center SE*ED program. Held at Drake Community Library, this free program is open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. Donations are accepted.

            Davis is an Iowa native who earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2004. He has been doing work in the field of obesity since 2006.

Looking forward on the schedule, Montezuma resident, Paul Jones, will share his experiences working in Antarctica on Monday, August 18, with his program, “Ten Seasons in Antarctica.” Writer Mary Kay Shanley returns to SE*ED on August 25 with a timely program, “Our State Fair is a Great State Fair – But You Already Knew That.”

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot.

Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC’s Office of Public Relations at 641-236-2593 by Thursday before the program.

If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance,

please call 641-236-2593. For more information about upcoming speakers please check GRMC’s website at www.grmc.us or call 641-236-2954.

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