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Wellness Café – Intermittent Fasting: The New Way to Control Blood Sugar & Body Weight

Wellness Café – Intermittent Fasting: The New Way to Control Blood Sugar & Body Weight

February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
True Love Missionary Baptist Church
210 W Keefe Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Kiannia Smith
(414) 264-6869

You are invited to a presentation by an expert in chronic disease management and Intermittent Fasting followed by a conversation with community members.

Current trends on overweight and obesity has researchers projecting that by 2030, one in two adults in the U.S. will be considered obese, and one in four will be considered severely obese. Obesity continues to be a serious health problem in the U.S. Obesity contributes to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, joint disorders and even certain types of cancer. Many people are asking “is my weight really a risk factor? Is being obese genetically expected?”

Current health practices are growing in support of individuals engaging in intermittent fasting as one means to help reduce obesity and its risk factors. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that alternates between periods of fasting and eating. Recently, this lifestyle change is having a significant impact on weight loss and lowering of blood sugar levels. People are learning ways to influence a critical blood level (glucose in the blood) in their fight with diabetes.

  • Be part of a discussion on research related to Intermittent Fasting.
  • Learn about research findings and how they relate to your health.
  • Find answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Dinner will be served.

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About the Session Leader

Dessie Levy, PhD, APNP, RN
Assistant Professor, CTSI
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dessie R. Levy, RN, PhD, APNP is an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin – Clinical & Translational Science Institute where she is currently serving as co-lead for integrating special populations into various research efforts. She has extensive interest and experience in community-based participatory research collaborations and community education. Dr. Levy has served as Wisconsin’s first Black academic dean of Nursing where she led the Registered Nurse program to the number one ranking in the Wisconsin Technical College System. She has designed and instructed courses that focus on community-based participatory and nursing research, foundations of health, cultural diversity and sensitivity in health care systems.

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