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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Drivers of Overweight and Obesity

Posted by: Rachelle Mirkin

Just completed a WIHI presentation where Dr. Charlie Homer, Dr. David Kessler and I had the pleasure of discussing the drivers of overweight and obesity in our society.  Why is Oprah, who has all the resources in the world, not able to sustain weight loss?  Why is it that the majority of us are preoccupied with food – the last piece of pizza, the next meal?  The combination of external cues and internal biology has presented the quandary (and bulging society) we now face.  So, what are we to do?  We discussed options from industry reform to food availability to what happens in the clinic between a healthcare professional and an individual or family.  Over 500 participants chatted along with the interview.  Didn’t catch it?  You can download the podcast.

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