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Busting the Myths Surrounding Obesity

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Do you think all obese people are just lazy? Do you think that snacking contributes to weight gain and obesity? You might be surprised to learn the myths and facts surrounding obesity.
Air Date: 2/26/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Pamela Peeke, MD
PamPeeke DoctorCoat0009Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness. Calling herself an "edutainer", Dr. Peeke uses her trademark wit and wisdom to provide audiences with a healthy lifestyle message in such a memorable and entertaining style that she is one of the most requested physician speakers in America. She has been named one of America's top physicians by the Consumers Research Council of America. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland and Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Peeke has teamed with the US Surgeon General to create the Surgeon General Walks for a Healthy and Fit Nation.

Dr Peeke is the lifestyle expert for WebMD's 90 million members, using a multimedia educational approach that includes The Everyday Fitness with Dr. Pam Peeke blogs, newsletters, podcasts and her healthy diet and lifestyle community exchange.

Dr. Peeke's newest book, The Hunger Fix: The 3-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction, launched September 21st on Katie Couric's new show, followed by Good Morning America, Nightline and a bicoastal book tour. Within 5 days of launch, The Hunger Fix became a New York Times bestseller.
  • Book Title: The Hunger Fix
Busting the Myths Surrounding Obesity
Many people have very strong beliefs about obesity and these persist even in the absence of supporting scientific evidence or presumptions.

Some even persist despite contradicting evidence.

We shake up a few of these myths about obesity that might have even the hard core health nuts rethinking their views.
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