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Episode 31 - Exercise during pregnancy
April 06, 2014 04:20 PM PDT

Travis interviews Dr Zach Ferraro, whose research focuses on exercise in pregnancy.

Episode 30 - Physical activity: it gives a big bang for your buck, but you can only fit so much in your day
March 04, 2014 05:07 PM PST

An interview with health researcher Dr Val Carson.

Episode 29 - Discussing bullying, acculturating and health with Atif Kukaswadia
January 26, 2014 12:13 PM PST

Today Travis chats with PhD student Atif Kukaswadia about his research looking at the links between bullying, acculturation, and health.

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
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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.

To comment on this blog post or other obesity-related issues, visit Obesity Panacea at http://www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.

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.


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