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Episode 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
The Thoughtful Animal (www.scienceblogs.com/thoughtfulanimal) - Jason
Child's Play (www.scientopia.org/blogs/childsplay/) - Jason
Observations of a Nerd (www.scienceblogs.com/observations) - Christie
Neurotic Physiology (www.scientopia.org/blogs/scicurious/) - Scicurious

Episode 12 - Kenyan obesity researcher Vincent Onywera
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.

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