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Roughly 74% of the US population is overweight or has obesity. Despite its prevalence and dire health consequences, the disease of obesity is largely misunderstood. Weight Matters is hosted by one of the foremost pioneers in the rapidly growing field of obesity medicine, Dr. Louis Aronne, and his colleague and fellow co-founder of Intellihealth, Dr. Katherine Saunders. Weight Matters offers an expert perspective on the underlying science of obesity, the myriad impacts it has on our health, society and psychology, how we can tackle the epidemic and the urgency of what will happen if we don't.

Roughly 74% of the US population is overweight or has obesity. Despite its prevalence and dire health consequences, the disease of obesity is largely misunderstood. Weight Matters is hosted by one of the foremost pioneers in the rapidly growing field of obesity medicine, Dr. Louis Aronne, and his colleague and fellow co-founder of Intellihealth, Dr. Katherine Saunders. Weight Matters offers an expert perspective on the underlying science of obesity, the myriad impacts it has on our health, society and psychology, how we can tackle the epidemic and the urgency of what will happen if we don't.

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United States

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Roughly 74% of the US population is overweight or has obesity. Despite its prevalence and dire health consequences, the disease of obesity is largely misunderstood. Weight Matters is hosted by one of the foremost pioneers in the rapidly growing field of obesity medicine, Dr. Louis Aronne, and his colleague and fellow co-founder of Intellihealth, Dr. Katherine Saunders. Weight Matters offers an expert perspective on the underlying science of obesity, the myriad impacts it has on our health, society and psychology, how we can tackle the epidemic and the urgency of what will happen if we don't.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Road Ahead

8/8/2022
Drs. Saunders and Aronne are joined by Dr. Ania Jastreboff to discuss the societal impact of obesity, the growing problem of childhood obesity, and what it all means for the future.

Duration:00:41:29

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Weight

7/25/2022
Dr. Leon Igel joins Drs. Aronne and Saunders to talk about the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes and how they continue to rise in tandem. Dr. Igel discusses how to manage diabetes, and the causal role obesity plays in diabetes.

Duration:00:34:01

Counterpoint: The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model Debate, Revisited

7/11/2022
Is a calorie just a calorie? Drs. Saunders and Aronne are joined today by Dr. Samuel Klein to chat about his research on metabolic abnormalities associated with obesity and offer his perspective on the hot button discussion around the carbohydrate-insulin model.

Duration:00:36:31

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity

7/11/2022
The carbohydrate-insulin model offers a new view on how the body responds to food and the ultimate cause of obesity. The lead author of the paper, Dr. David Ludwig, joins the Weight Matters team to discuss his research findings and the reception thus far and shares his insights on what this new model means for treating obesity moving forward.

Duration:00:37:32

Predatory Diet Industry — The “Hoax” Is In

6/27/2022
Journalist and host of the podcast “One Click,” Jessica Wapner, joins Drs. Saunders and Aronne to discuss the predatory diet industry's long history of failed, and sometimes downright dangerous, wonder "cures."

Duration:00:37:07

Cancer and Weight

6/13/2022
Drs. Aronne and Saunders welcome Dr. Lewis Cantley to discuss interrelated aspects of weight and cancer, from mitigating weight gain experienced during cancer treatment, metabolic impact on cancer growth, weight loss implications on treatment outcomes and cancer risks related to obesity.

Duration:00:34:31

The Weight You Feel

5/30/2022
Dr. Scott Kahan joins our hosts to discuss the stigma and psychological factors around obesity and their impact on treatment, as well as his recommendations for how providers and people with obesity can address these hurdles to find the care they deserve.

Duration:00:27:23

The New New Normal

5/16/2022
Dr. Monika Safford joins Drs. Aronne and Saunders to talk about the relationship between obesity and Covid-19, implications on the future of treatment and the new urgency to mitigate population risks.

Duration:00:38:36

Breaking Point: Orthopedics and Weight

5/2/2022
Drs. Saunders and Aronne are joined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Parks to discuss the impact of weight on orthopedic surgery outcomes and the ensuing rehab process.

Duration:00:25:01

Pharmacopia

4/18/2022
Drs. Katherine Saunders and Louis Aronne and guest Dr. Caroline Apovian, co-director of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, discuss drug-induced weight gain and new therapeutic treatments, including the newly approved Wegovy.

Duration:00:34:54

The Science of What and Why We Eat

4/18/2022
Drs. Katherine Saunders and Louis Aronne sit down with Dr. Mary VanNortwick to discuss the science behind the human metabolic system and how to match dietary strategies to each patient to optimize weight loss and overall health.

Duration:00:31:12

The Past, Present and Future of Weight Management

4/18/2022
Dr. Katherine Saunders sits down with mentor and renowned obesity expert Dr. Louis Aronne and they are joined by health industry expert Gil Bashe to discuss the history, current state & future of obesity treatment and weight management.

Duration:00:26:31

Introducing Weight Matters

12/30/2021
Almost two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or suffers from obesity, yet the growing epidemic is still largely misunderstood. This season, Dr. Louis Aronne and Dr. Katherine Saunders, leading experts in the field of obesity medicine, will address the many misconceptions associated with weight and how it impacts our broader health. With the help of thought leaders and other medical experts, they’ll unpack the science behind the root causes and conditions that stem from obesity, one...

Duration:00:03:53