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Thematic 2019: Diets and body weight management: Trying to make sense of it all


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Speaker: Éric Doucet, PhD, University of Ottawa

Obesity is an extremely resilient condition. Body weight loss is most challenging and recidivism is rampant. In fact, dietary intervention meant to produce weight loss trigger a number of somewhat persistent adaptations. Collectively, these alterations increase the drive to eat and decrease energy output. The presentation will be focused on the effects of dietary induced weight loss on appetite and energy expenditure, and on how these changes most likely create a scenario where weight regain is facilitated.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain knowledge on the effects of different dietary approaches on the outcomes of weight loss programs;
  2. Understand the interplay between energy expenditure and energy intake in overall body weight regulation;
  3. Understand how changes in body energy impact the regulation of energy intake and expenditure;
  4. Appreciate the complexities of weight maintenance after weight loss from an energy balance regulation standpoint.
About the speaker:

Professor Doucet is an expert in the field of body weight regulation in humans. He is a Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology and Endocrinology at Université Laval in Québec City in 2001. His current research program focuses specifically on understanding the contribution of physiological and endocrine factors to the regulation of energy stores. He is also interested by the effects of nutrition, eating behaviour and physical activity on energy balance. He has published numerous articles in refereed journals, such as the International Journal of Obesity, Obesity, the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the British Journal of Nutrition and the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition amongst others. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Nutrition, Frontiers in Physiology and the Journal of Nutritional Sciences.

***Original Source: "2019 Thematic Conference", Saturday, January 12, 2019

Length: 36:22

Type: Video

Last Updated: February 8, 2019

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