Does How You Eat Influence Appetite and Body Weight Regulation?

Des Moines, IA US
October 25, 2013

Hosted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition department. 

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


  1. Describe the physiological basis of body weight regulation.
  2. Describe the role of ingestive behavior on body weight regulation.
  3. Describe how variation in mastication may contribute to body weight regulation through an effect on appetite.



James Hollis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sustainable Food Processing Alliance, Iowa State University

Dr. Hollis holds a PhD in biological sciences and was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University. He worked at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, before joining Iowa State University in 2008. His research interests concern the effect of diet or ingestive behavior on appetite control and body weight regulation. Hollis is currently conducting studies relating to the influence of mastication, taste compounds and resistant starch on appetite.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/25/2013 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/25/2013 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Ryan Hall 281
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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