#303: Brad Dieter, PhD – How Do We Tackle Type 2 Diabetes & Lifestyle-related Chronic Disease?

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Guest Bio

Brad Dieter, PhD

Brad is a trained Exercise Physiologist, Molecular Biologist, and Biostatistician. He completed his a post-doctoral fellowship in translational science at Providence Medical Research Center, where he studied how metabolism and inflammation regulate molecular mechanisms disease and is involved in discovering novel therapeutics for diabetic complications.

His research career has spanned the translational spectrum utilizing basic science, human trials, and machine learning in large data sets to identify and develop novel therapies and technologies.

His long term career goals include leading teams of people to make major inroads in health care through the development of new technology. Brad is also passionate about scientific outreach and bringing science to the public.

In This Episode We Discuss

  • Thinking about the “risk equation” of chronic disease
  • Understanding diabetes
  • Dysfunctional fat metabolism in type 2 diabetes
  • Strength of the association between obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • The lag time between obesity development and diabetes onset
  • Weight loss decreases risk, but it’s only one variable in the equation to choose from
  • Can we do anything about the current rates of lifestyle-related chronic disease development?

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