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TED-Ed: What is obesity? – Mia Nacamulli

Obesity is an escalating global epidemic. It substantially raises the probability of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and cancer. But what is the distinction between being overweight and being obese? And how does a person become obese? Mia Nacamulli explores obesity.

University of Oxford: Lecture 2015 | Panel Discussion on Food

Panel discussion on food, and obesity. Chaired by Alice Thomson, Associate Editor of the Times. Featuring Susan Jebb, 2015 Oxford London Lecturer; Lord Krebs, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee at the House of Lords; Mr Joshua Hardie: Director of Group Corporate Responsibility at Tesco; and Lady Young, CEO of Diabetes UK  

AMNH: SciCafe | Antibiotics and Obesity

Physician and microbiologist Martin Blaser discusses how changes in the human microbiome – through the overuse of antibiotics for example – may be contributing to an increase in chronic conditions including obesity, allergic disorders, and diabetes.  

Walter Kaye: The Science of Dieting: Why Is It Difficult for Most People but Not Those with Anorexia Nervosa?

How do we manage food and eating behaviors? Is there a specific system in the body determining how we regulate food and weight? New brain imaging tools are allowing us to examine how the brain works in relation to these behaviors. Walter Kaye, PhD explores these new findings and discusses treatment programs that approach the …

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Robert Lustig: Fat Chance – Fructose 2.0

Hosted by the California University, in this talk with Dr. Robert Lustig, at the UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, updates his very popular video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He argues that sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic, which in turn affects our endocrine system.