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The Deadly Obesity Epidemic - Extended Interviews

Nine leading experts from scientific journalism, academia, nutritional science and medicine provide insights into the world wide obesity and diabetes epidemic.
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Gary Taubes
Gary Taubes starts with a critique of the failed energy imbalance hypotheses wrongly pointing to the cause of the obesity and diabetes epidemic. Gary then details how it is well known that obesity correlates with most of the chronic diseases that plague modern society how it has become worldwide. Next Gary points to three causes of the obesity epidemic and concludes with the argument for the obesity diabetes epidemic being a hormonal disorder.
OBX-001 $25.00/yr
Omar Ali, MD
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Lucida Grande'}Dr. Ali begins with the historical perspective of the diabesity epidemic. He then gives us a clear scientific overview of fat cells and then takes up the many negative health issues associated with obesity. Next he contrasts the role of genetics versus the environment as the main culprit in the diabesity epidemic. This is followed with an explanation of why weight loss diets don’t work. Dr. Ali concludes with his perspective in the future of the diabetes epidemic.
OBX-002 $25.00/yr
Jeffrey Gerber, MD
Dr. Gerber begins by explaining why the energy imbalance model of obesity is inadequate. He then turns his attention to type II diabetes, and then takes us on a tour of fat cells. Next he covers the mistakes made with the old American dietary guidelines and how they might be corrected. Then he switches gears to the obesogenic environment. This is followed by a discussion of diets pointing out why most don’t work. Finally he gives his personal account of dealing with obesity.
OBX-003 $25.00/yr
Winfield Hartley, MD
Dr. Hartley starts out with an overview of the nature of fat cells and a description of their distribution in the human body. He moves on to tell us about the unique relationship between fat cells and hormones. Next he takes up the health issues related to enlarged fat cells of overweight and obese people. He then talks about surgical procedures for overweight and obese people and concludes with his personal perspective on the obesity epidemic.
OBX-004 $25.00/yr
James Hill, Ph.D
Dr. Hill begins with an overview of nutritional science. This is followed by the definition of chronic diseases which leads to his thoughts on the relationship between sugar, obesity and chronic diseases such as diabetes. This is followed by a discussion of the causes of low level long-term inflammation. He then looks at metabolic health and provides an overview the future of nutritional science followed by a statement of why weight loss diets don’t work. Dr. Hill concludes with his research on obesity
OBX-005 $25.00/yr
Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Ph.D
Dr. Hojjat begins by telling us how she got interested in the obesity epidemic. Then she defines obesity and describes the three phases of obesity. She moves on to point out the economic causes and costs of obesity. Next she takes up why solving the obesity crisis is so difficult. That’s followed by why it’s necessary to move beyond the classic paradigm of individual responsibility for their obesity. Dr. Hojjat concludes with a plea to the food industry to change their ways.
OBX-006 $25.00/yr
Simran Kaur, MPH
Ms. Simran Kaur takes up the terrible health problem of childhood obesity. She points out the close correlation between poverty and childhood obesity in America. The focus then moves to everybody would benefit if emphasis were placed on prevention of obesity. Next she analyzes a lack of public understanding of the childhood obesity issues. From there she moves on to solutions and points out a big part of the problem rest with the food industry. Kaur concludes with her work demonstrating that adverse childhood experiences have a high correlation with childhood obesity.
OBX-007 $25.00/yr
Len Kravitz, Ph.D
Dr. Kravitz begins with the history of the obesity epidemic in America, and then takes up a scientific perspective on the composition and distribution of fat cells in the human body. Then he talks about how insulin resistance leads to diabetes and obesity and turns his attention to the personal aspects of obesity and the obesogenic environment. Next he talks about some practical solutions to the diabesity epidemic. This is followed by describing the importance of exercise to weight management. Dr. Kravitz concludes with his research into high intensity interval training.
OBX-008 $25.00/yr
Enette Larson-Meyer Ph.D
Dr. Larson-Meyer begins with an overview of how minimum daily nutrition requirements have been established and then gives us a definition of chronic diseases and follows this with an explanation of how difficult it has been for the science of nutrition to come up with nutritional requirements for avoiding chronic diseases and long and short-term information in the body. She then gives us her perspective of the obesity epidemic and concludes with an explanation of why weight loss diets don’t work.
OBX-009 $25.00/yr