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Obesity Research and Prevention (Audio)

University of California researchers and physicians discuss the latest in obesity research and offer guidance on prevention and treatment strategies.

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The Diet Trap: Why You Should Never Go on a Diet Again and What To Do Instead

Millions attempt some form of diet yet only a small fraction achieve permanent weight loss. Neuroscientists and science writers Sandra Aamodt and Darya Rose suggest what you should do instead. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 33595]

1hr 20mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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UCSF's New Food Industry Documents Archive Part 1

The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) now includes the Food Industry Documents Archive, a brand new collection of over 30,000 documents related to the food industry and its impact on public health. Find out more about these documents that highlight marketing, research, and policy strategies used by food companies and trade groups, and reveal the communications and connections between industry, academic, and regulatory organizations. Part 1. Series: "Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34103]

1hr 28mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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What is a Serving of Grain?

Dr. Robert Baron, UCSF Professor of Medicine, demonstrates a practical method in determining a healthy serving size of food. The healthiest diet limit sugars, refined grains, and large amounts of saturated and trans fat. He advises to eat fruits and vegetables, healthy oils, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32422]

1min

29 May 2017

Rank #3

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Reducing Childhood Obesity in San Diego County with Cheryl Moder (The Pulse Audio)

The number of overweight and obese children in the United States has doubled – and quadrupled among adolescents – in the last 30 years. San Diego County is making some strides in combating the epidemic but the rates remain alarming, especially among Hispanic children and those in disadvantaged communities, says Cheryl Moder, founding director of the Childhood Obesity Initiative. In this month’s Pulse podcast, Moder paints the full picture of San Diego County’s status relative to childhood obesity, using results from the latest report published in late 2016, and the impacts of the broad-based collaborative efforts she directs. Series: "Pulse" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 31798]

41mins

13 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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The Essence of Insulin

Obesity is on the rise in the US. Dr. Alan Saltiel joins host Dr. David Granet to explore the function of the hormone Insulin and its relationship to Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Series: "Health Matters" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32486]

2mins

5 Jun 2017

Rank #5

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UCSF's New Food Industry Documents Archive Part 2

The UCSF Industry Documents Library (IDL) now includes the Food Industry Documents Archive, a brand new collection of over 30,000 documents related to the food industry and its impact on public health. Find out more about these documents that highlight marketing, research, and policy strategies used by food companies and trade groups, and reveal the communications and connections between industry, academic, and regulatory organizations. Part 2. Series: "Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34389]

1hr 21mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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School Based Interventions: What Have We Learned? - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food and Addiction: Environment Policy and Individual Factors

Dr. Anisha Pastel works with communities to develop school and child-care based interventions and policies to prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy beverage intake. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 31674]

20mins

14 Feb 2017

Rank #7

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Strategic Research in Preventing Hunger and Obesity - Hunger for Change: Food Insecurity Stress and Obesity 2017 COAST/SSEW Symposium

Kelly Brownell explores why research doesn’t get turned into policy and why perfect research may not create systemic change. He also explains why it is imperative for the growing population and for the environment that our research is effectively implemented to create change. Brownell is the Duke University Dean of the School of Public Policy. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 33235]

40mins

22 Dec 2017

Rank #8

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Eating Beyond Nutritional Needs: Overeating and Binge Eating

Kerri Boutelle, PhD, joins David Granet, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. to discuss eating habits that often result in obesity and the psychology behind it. Series: "Health Matters" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 33859]

3mins

3 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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Childhood Obesity Policies and Implications for Preventing Food Addiction - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food and Addiction: Environment Policy and Individual Factors

Childhood overweight is becoming evident in younger ages. Patricia Crawford and Lorrene Ritchie looks at what policies work to help prevent obesity and food addiction. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 31673]

19mins

14 Feb 2017

Rank #10

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Are All Calories the Same?

Best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig on how insulin and insulin resistance are the driving factors in obesity and metabolic disease. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32852]

4mins

20 Sep 2017

Rank #11

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Food Addiction: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food and Addiction: Environment Policy and Individual Factors

Mark S. Gold, MD is a world renowned expert on addiction-related diseases and has worked to develop models for understanding the effects food on the brain and behavior. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 31670]

41mins

17 Jan 2017

Rank #12

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The Hacking of the American Mind with Dr. Robert Lustig

The best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig explores how industry has contributed to a culture of addiction, depression and chronic disease. Always provocative, Lustig reveals the science that drives these states of mind and offers solutions we can use. Series: "Great Minds Gather Here" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32572]

32mins

9 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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Overeating Cues and Conditioning

It is difficult to effectively manage our weight when the world around us is full of enticing and unhealthy options. Kerri Boutelle, PhD, joins David Granet, MD, to discuss how our minds become conditioned to overeat. Series: "Health Matters" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 33433]

4mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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Dr. Neal Baer - Hunger for Change: Food Insecurity Stress and Obesity 2017 COAST/SSEW Symposium

Dr. Neal Baer is a pediatrician, researcher and director at UCLA’s Global Media Center for Social Impact. He explores what scientists, public health advocates, and policy makers must continue to do today to address obesity, food insecurity, and other public health challenges of our time. He also talks about the role big corporations have in the global obesity problem, and their economic benefit from creating goods that perpetuate the obesity problem. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 33234]

10mins

22 Dec 2017

Rank #15

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Processed Food and Pleasure

Best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig describes how the food industry adds sugar to food, which triggers an addictive response in the brain. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 32854]

2mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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Closing and Looking Forward - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food and Addiction: Environment Policy and Individual Factors

Laura Schmidt wraps up the Food and Addiction symposium. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 31679]

8mins

30 Dec 2016

Rank #17

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Welcome and Opening Remarks - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food and Addiction: Environment Policy and Individual Factors

Elissa Epel and Janet Napolitano kick off the 2016 COAST SSEW symposium on food and addiction. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 31669]

10mins

30 Dec 2016

Rank #18

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Impacting Policy On Sugar And Highly Processed Foods - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food and Addiction: Environment Policy and Individual Factors

Sugar consumption has long been linked with a host of chronic health problems, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Michael Roberts explores what that means for policy. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 31677]

23mins

7 Feb 2017

Rank #19

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The Case For and Against Food Addiction: A Scientific and Legal Analysis - 2016 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Food and Addiction: Environment Policy and Individual Factors

Dr. Robert Lustig examines what is really addictive in food. Series: "UCSF Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 31676]

22mins

7 Feb 2017

Rank #20