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Separating Fact From Fiction: 7 Myths About Obesity

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Is this a fact or fiction: sex burns a lot of calories. Skipping breakfast is bad, and school gym classes make a big difference in kids' weight.
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
Separating Fact From Fiction: 7 Myths About Obesity
In the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, U.S. doctors tackle seven obesity-related myths commonly found in the media and material from government agencies as well as six presumptions thought to be true despite a lack of convincing evidence. Some of the myths they cite are informal fallacy or misrepresentation, But some are pretty darn interesting.

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