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Seminars: Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity
Start Date/Time: 4/2/2018 4:00 PM
End Date/Time: 4/2/2018 5:00 PM
Location: Alumni Hall B
Description: Conventional treatment for obesity, founded on the First Law of Thermodynamics, assumes that all calories are alike, and that to lose weight one must simply ?eat less and move more.? However, this prescription rarely succeeds over the long term. According to an alternative approach, the metabolic state of the fat cells play a key role in determining body weight. High intakes of processed carbohydrate raise insulin levels and program fat cells to store too many calories, leaving too few for the rest of the body. Consequently, hunger increases and metabolic rate slows in the body?s attempt to conserve energy. From this perspective, conventional calorie-restricted, low fat diets amount to symptomatic treatment, destined to fail for most people. Instead, a dietary strategy aiming to lower insulin secretion promises to increase the effectiveness of long-term weight management and chronic disease prevention.
Contact: Josephine Markiewicz
Phone: 263-3815
Email: Josephine.Markiewicz@nyumc.org
Speaker: David Ludwig, MD, PhD
Speaker Institution: Harvard Medical School
Speaker Institution Location: Boston, MA
Speaker Position: Professor of Pediatrics
Addtl. Info: Professor of Nutritiion, Harvard School of Public Healh
Seminar Host: Brian Elbel (Population Health)
Refreshments: No
Fee Required: No
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