SNR #84: Dr Jason Fung – Obesity: Calories, Hormones or Both?

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SNR #84: Dr Jason Fung – Obesity: Calories, Hormones or Both?

Episode 84: Dr. Jason Fung discusses the role of insulin in weight gain, the calories-in/calories-out model and the hormonal basis of obesity.

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Guest Bio

Dr. Jason Fung 

Dr. Fung is a Toronto based nephrologist. He completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He joined Scarborough General Hospital in 2001 where he continues to practice.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • Dr. Fung’s view on the role of insulin in obesity development
  • CICO vs. the hormonal basis of obesity
  • The recent low-fat vs. low-carb study by Kevin Hall and colleagues
  • Why carbohydrate restriction is not THE solution
  • Primary care prevention and treatment
  • Importance of meal frequency in cases of insulin resistance
  • Protein, dairy and the incretin effect

Links & Resources:

Intensive Dietary Management

Dr. Jason Fung – Twitter

Hall et al. – Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction in People with Obesity

Facebook post discussion – CICO & Hormonal Basis of Obesity

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