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  • 28:10 Obesity Prevention with the Healthy Works Program - Health Matters

    Obesity Prevention with the Healthy Works Program - Health Matters

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    The rates of obesity in this country are reaching epidemic proportions having great impact on our health care system. Join Dr. David Granet as he talks with Michelle Zive with UCSD's Healthy Works program. This innovative program focuses on obesity preven

  • 27:27 What Artificial Sweeteners Reveal about Sugar

    What Artificial Sweeteners Reveal about Sugar

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    Carolyn de la Pena presents the history of saccharin, Splenda and the other sugar substitutes that have transformed our relationship with food. A professor of American studies and director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute, de la Peña is the author of

  • 55:05 Sugar Highs and Lows: Sugar on the Brain

    Sugar Highs and Lows: Sugar on the Brain

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    Kent Berridge, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, discusses his lab's research into fundamental question about the brain and behavior. He discusses how food pleasure is generated in the brain, the neural bas

  • 21:55 Obesity and the Neural Plasticity Reward Circuit

    Obesity and the Neural Plasticity Reward Circuit

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    Eric Stice, Oregon Research Institute, examines factors that increase risk for onset of eating disorders and obesity, as well as the development and evaluation of prevention programs for these conditions. Series: "UCSF Center for Obesity, Assessment, Stud

  • 30:04 Interventions to Reduce Sugar Consumption

    Interventions to Reduce Sugar Consumption

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    Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology at UC San Francisco, explores how and why to reduce sugar consumption. Series: "UCSF Center for Obesity, Assessment, Study and Treatment" [7/2011] [Health and Medicine]

  • 24:11 Diabetes Weight Management - Taking Control of Your Diabetes

    Diabetes Weight Management - Taking Control of Your Diabetes

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    For people with diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to ensure good health. But keeping weight under control is difficult, especially with so many weight management options to choose from. To help make sense of it all, TCOYD host Dr. Steven E

  • 28:40 Food and Addiction: Stress Opioids and Binge-Eating in Rats

    Food and Addiction: Stress Opioids and Binge-Eating in Rats

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    (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Mary Boggiano of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explores the psychobiology of non-regulatory eating which characterizes binge-eating disorders and obesity. Series: "UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatme

  • 24:38 Food and Addiction:Treating through Emotional Brain Training

    Food and Addiction:Treating through Emotional Brain Training

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    UCSF's Laurel Mellin is the founder of emotional brain training (EBT), a method of treating obesity and stress symptoms that equips individuals with tools based on an integration of neuroscience and developmental theory to decrease the frequency and durat

  • 58:18 Food and Addiction: The Importance of The Environmental Change

    Food and Addiction: The Importance of The Environmental Change

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    What environmental factors contribute to obesity? Kelly Brownell of Yale University is the Public Health Director at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. He explores causes and prevention of obesity and other nutrition problems. He integrates info

  • 1:23:56 Fad Diets: Do They Really Work?

    Fad Diets: Do They Really Work?

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    Andrea Garber, UCSF Division of Adolescent Medicine, is a nutritionist and a registered dietitian. Her research focuses on obesity and eating disorders. Here she explores fad diets and if they work. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [9/2009]

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