Lecture_23_Dieting - Lecture 23 Losing Weight What we know...

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Lecture 23 Losing Weight
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1. Strong Environmental Influences 2. Weak Biological Influences Oh, what can I do? What we know about human eating behavior
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1.Print media Google: 27,100,000 hits – Obesity 74,800,00 hits – Weight Loss Amazon: 3,112 books – Obesity 11,108 books – Weight Loss Who makes money from selling you a diet?
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1.Print media 2.Pharmaceutical Industry In April 2005 The New York Times reported: "From pharmaceutical giants to tiny start-ups, the industry is spending billions of dollars developing obesity drugs. An estimated 200 possibilities are now in the research pipeline or under test among patients at dozens of clinics … "Everybody is just foaming at the mouth to make money" from obesity drugs, said Dr. Donna Ryan, an obesity researcher affiliated with Louisiana State University, which has received millions of dollars in government and drug-industry grants." Who makes money from selling you a diet?
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1.Print media 2.Pharmaceutical Industry Who makes money from selling you a diet?
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Who makes money from selling you a diet? 1.Print media 2.Pharmaceutical Industry 3.Weight Loss Programs
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1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 Percent of Population Average Year of NHANES Study Overweight Obese The Epidemic of Obesity
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