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The Aetiology of Obesity Lecture Series

Part V – The Phantom Menace

The link between diet and disease is discussed in this lecture. We explore how diet causes heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke and cancer amongst other diseases and the implications for treatment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yoOx_7MLn0 Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Part VII – Dietary Villains: Salt Scare

An in-depth look at the controversy surrounding the low salt diet and whether salt reduction is beneficial leading to the surprising conclusion that salt is not nearly the dietary villain we all believed.

Part VI – Dietary Villains: Fat Phobia

In this 6th part of the series, we discuss dietary fat, cholesterol and health. We discuss how we became so fat phobic and its implications for health, the scare about saturated fat and how vegetable oils are toxic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QetsIU-3k7Y Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Part IV – The Fast Solution

This lecture examines how the rising consumption of carbohydrates, especially refined carbohydrates, have lead to dramatic increases in obesity and diabetes.  Also, we discuss how the time-honoured tradition of fasting can help reverse many of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG89j432w-Y Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Part III – Trial by Diet

Recent dietary trials are reviewed and how the Atkins diet fell short. Why unbiased nutritional information is so hard to find. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbnshVO4PRM Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Part II – The New Science of Diabesity

The importance of insulin resistance in obesity and how hormonal obesity theory explains the epidemiology of obesity, and the new science of diabesity. https://www.youtube.com/embed/dimP7IdM2Og Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Part I – A New Hope

This introductory lecture discusses underlying causes of obesity. Commonly held myths are exposed and new truths are uncovered in the quest to understand obesity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpllomiDMX0 Download Lecture Slides & Notes