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Obesity Panacea Podcast
Two PhD students embark on a search for the cure of obesity
Episode 28 - Is Obesity A Disease?
June 10, 2012 04:18 PM PDT
Drs Jacqui Gingras and Arya Sharma debate whether obesity is a disease in Ottawa, Ontario.Episode 27 - "We Need to Stop Arranging Society Around Ridiculous Choices"
July 18, 2011 07:10 PM PDT
In this episode I talk with Michele Simon, public health lawyer and author of Appetite for Profit. Michele argues against partnerships between health researchers and the food industry, and we discuss my recent conversation with Dr Diane Finegood, who is advocating for increased dialog and trust between research and industry in order to tackle the obesity epidemic. To leave a comment on our blog please visit www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea. Michele's blog can be found at http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/.Episode 26 - Should we build trust between obesity researchers and industry?
July 06, 2011 08:27 PM PDT
In this episode Travis talks with Dr Diane Finegood of Simon Fraser University about the potential benefits and pitfalls of building relationships between obesity researchers and members of industry. To leave a comment on this podcast please visit our blog at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 25 - Brazilian Obesity Research with Nelson Nardo Jr
June 23, 2011 06:07 PM PDT
In this episode Travis speaks with Brazilian obesity researcher Nelson Nardo Jr. To leave a comment on this post, please visit our website at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 24 - Forks vs Feet
June 14, 2011 07:28 AM PDT
Dr Yoni Freedhoff and Dr Bob Ross debate the relative importance of diet and exercise in promoting health body weights. This event was hosted at the University of Ottawa in May of 2011, and was organized by the Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professionals group at the University.Episode 23 - Do kids have the skills needed to be physically active?
June 01, 2011 08:10 AM PDT
In today's podcast Travis speaks with Dr Meghann Lloyd about the role that fundamental motor skills play in promoting lifelong physical activity. The podcast is a follow-up to a blogpost on the same topic, which can be found here.
To leave a comment on this post, please visit our blog at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 22 - Preventive Pharmacology and Obesity
April 03, 2011 07:41 PM PDT
Today's podcast includes the conclusion of Dr Angelo Tremblay's recent lecture on ways to prevent obesity in 2011 and beyond. In this section he focuses on the role of "preventive" pharmacology, most notably Ritalin, as well as taking a number of fascinating questions from the researchers and health professionals in the audience.
To see the slides that accompany this talk and other talks by Dr Tremblay visit www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypancea. Thanks to Dr Tremblay for allowing me to record his talk, and to Dr JP Chaput for facilitating.
TravisEpisode 21 - Angelo Tremblay on nutrition interventions
March 22, 2011 08:48 PM PDT
In this episode Dr Angelo Tremblay discusses his recent experience in nutrition interventions related to the development of healthy school lunches, as well as the impact of the demonization of obesity on people's food-related behaviours.
To view the slides that accompany this lecture, as well as other talks from Dr Tremblay, visit www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 20 - Mental work and obesity
March 13, 2011 03:25 PM PDT
This episode is Part 2 in our 5 Part series on preventing obesity with Dr Angelo Tremblay. In this episode Dr Tremblay discusses the relationship between mental work and obesity. To view the this podcast as a webinar (including Dr Tremblay's powerpoint slides) please visit www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 19 - Preventing Obesity Part 1: Adequate Sleep
March 08, 2011 08:28 PM PST
This is Part 1 of a recent lecture from Dr Angelo Tremblay, a world-renowned obesity expert, discussing ways that we can prevent obesity in 2011 and beyond. In this episode he discusses the relationship between sleep and obesity. To view the slides that accompany this presentation, visit our blog at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 18 - Discussing nutrition research with Colby Vorland
February 24, 2011 05:27 AM PST
In this episode Peter and I chat with Colby Vorland, author of the terrific nutrition research website, Nutritional Blogma (http://recomp.com/blogma/).
For comments and feedback, please visit www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea, or send us at tweet @TravisSaunders.Episode 17 - Bullying and Media Portrayals of Obesity and Physical Activity
January 19, 2011 08:06 PM PST
In this episode Travis speaks with PhD student Atif Kukaswadia, whose research focuses on the relationship between obesity and bullying. We discuss an unfortunate Gizmodo article which can be found here - http://goo.gl/eMLEO.
As always, to leave comments or feedback visit us at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 16 - Our Work-Based Mini-Exercise Programs
January 12, 2011 09:46 AM PST
Peter and Travis discuss their different approaches to incorporating exercise in the work-day, as well as comments and suggestions from their readers.
Peter's original post on the topic can be found here:
Travis' Scientific American post on sedentary physiology can be found here:
And his 5-Part Series on sedentary physiology can be found here:
We'd love to hear your comments - come join the conversation at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypancea.Episode 15 - Cure your aging synapses with diet and exercise
December 01, 2010 12:06 PM PST
Travis speaks with Scicurious about an interesting new study which suggests that diet and exercise can prevent and/or undo age-related damage in the neuromuscular junction. This podcast involves an in-depth discussion of this study's results, so to see the images that we are discussing you can visit Scicuious' original (and excellent) post on this topic:
As always to leave a comment or suggestion, you can visit the Obesity Panacea blog at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.Episode 14
November 16, 2010 03:55 PM PST
Travis talks with obesity researcher Zach Ferraro, who is currently studying the impact of maternal lifestyle on fetal development and the risk of childhood obesity.
To comment on this or any podcast, visit our website at http://www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.
To learn more about Zach Ferraro's research, or to become a participant in one of his current pregnancy studies, visit http://www.cheori.org/halo/halo_spn.html and click on the M.O.M Trial.Episode 13 - Field Research/Science Blogger Showdown # 2
September 21, 2010 11:11 AM PDT
Travis and Peter chat with fellow science bloggers and young researchers Jason Goldman, Christie Wilcox, and Scicurious. Topics include field research, the work that we are currently doing in our labs, and our thoughts on recent developments in the science blogosphere.
You can visit our respective blogs at:
Obesity Panacea (www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea) - Peter and Travis
July 27, 2010 07:24 PM PDT
Travis talks with Dr Onywera about the Kenyan obesity epidemic, the way that Kenyan society views obesity, and projects that he is working on to try to prevent obesity among his countrymen.Episode 11 - The Pros and Cons of Grad School
July 01, 2010 10:35 AM PDT
In this episode Travis chats with fellow ScienceBloggers and graduate students Jason Goldman, Christie Wilcox, and Scicurious about how we chose our current labs, things we wish we had known before we had started grad school, and where we want to end up once it's all over.
We'd love to hear about your grad school experience as well - to leave a comment or suggestion, visit www.scienceblogs.com/obesitypanacea.Episode 10 - Self report vs direct measurement
June 10, 2010 04:04 PM PDT
Travis discusses the strengths and limitations of self-report measurements with researcher, grad student, and blogger Jason Goldman of the Thoughtful Animal (www.scienceblogs.com/thoughtfulanimal).
To join the conversation, visit scienceblogs.com/obesitypanacea.Episode 9 - Does losing butt fat increase health risk?
May 02, 2010 07:30 PM PDT
Peter and Travis discuss Peter's latest publication in the International Journal of Obesity, which can be found at - http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ijo201075a.html.
For more Obesity Panacea please visit our site at www.scienceblogs.com/obesitypanaceaEpisode 8
April 01, 2010 03:02 PM PDT
Junkfood taxes vs healthy food subsidies - which results in healthier food purchases? www.scienceblogs.com/obesitypanaceaEpisode 7 - No balls (or bikes, or skateboards) allowed
January 25, 2010 07:20 PM PST
Balls, bikes, and skateboards are banned from various schools. Is this the best way to ensure the health and safety of our youth?Episode 6 - Hunt’s Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce: A Full Serving of Veggies in ½ a Can!?
January 19, 2010 07:18 AM PST
But what's really in a can of Hunt’s Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce?Episode 5 - Does Too Much Physical Activity Reduce the Benefits of Physical Activity?
January 15, 2010 06:48 PM PSTEpisode 4 - Should you eat or drink your fruits and veggies? An experiment!
January 13, 2010 04:00 AM PST
When you drink a bottle of orange juice, how many oranges are you really consuming?Episode 3 - How to build your own bicycle computer desk
January 11, 2010 03:50 PM PST
A cheap alternative to the treadmill desk that you can build using things you have at homeReduced Sleep Means Reduced Physical Activity
January 06, 2010 08:14 PM PSTEpisode 1: Slender Shaper, Workplace Obesity, Sizing Issues, High Fructose Corn Syrup
February 20, 2009 07:16 PM PST
The inaugural podcast from the creators of the Obesity Panacea blog (www.obesitypanacea.blogspot.com)
We are PhD candidates at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University. Besides being researchers in clinical physiology, we are both also avid health and fitness enthusiasts. The purpose of our blog (www.obesitypanacea.blogspot.com) as well as this complimentary podcast is to critically evaluate new commercial products, recent scientific research, or popular news related to obesity, weight-loss, exercise, diet, and everything in between.
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