Is the Obesity Crisis Hiding a Bigger Problem? July 9 2013
Four rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
185 pound Back squat, 12 reps
135 pound Jerk, 12 reps
Is the Obesity Crisis Hiding a Bigger Problem?
Chicken or the egg? Diabetes or obesity?
Thanks Sandy for passing along this TedMed talk. Great insight to a deep seeded national health issue.
Peter Attia has dedicated his medical career to investigating the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. A surgeon who developed metabolic syndrome himself despite the fact that he ate well and exercised often, Attia realized that our understanding of these important health issues may not actually be correct. He devoted himself to using vigorous scientific inquiry to test both our assumptions and new hypotheses through the Nutrition Science Initiative, the nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. Attia also writes the blog Eating Academy, which charts his own adventures in nutrition and examines scientific evidence surrounding food, weight loss and disease risk. Overall, he hopes to convince others that sharp increases in the rates of obesity and diabetes — despite the fact that we are more culturally aware of these problems than ever — might be a result of people being given the wrong information.