Dec 7, 2020
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight only to find yourself gaining right back to where were before, “set point theory” may explain why. Set point theory suggests that there is an internal control in the human body that actively regulates weight (primarily fat mass) to certain weight for each individual. It’s a fascinating concept and is what I’m discussing in today’s episode with Dr. Gabriel Smolarz*. In the show, we discuss:
Dr. Smolarz ends our discussion with an important clarification about how/why healthcare practitioners and people in general should begin discussing obesity using language that reflects the disease that it is, rather than using “obesity” as a personal characteristic.
Closing out the show, I recommend to listeners the podcast “Your Own Backyard“– a true-crime podcast that details the 1996 disappearance of Kristen Smart/
*About today’s guest: Dr. Smolarz is the medical director of obesity in US Medical Affairs at Novo Nordisk, Inc. in Plainsboro NJ. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a practicing endocrinologist in NJ. He is board-certified in Endocrinology as well as Obesity Medicine.
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