SEMDA Hosts Dr David Ludwig in November: Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity?

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 

If you saw Dr David Ludwig's interview in the recent Low Fat vs Low Carb article in the Boston Globe Magazine, you'll definitely want to see him in person this November. SEMDA proudly hosts Dr Ludwig to speak on the topic of overeating vs obesity. Below are his presentation details. Topic: Which Comes First, Overeating or Obesity? Speaker: David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Professor, Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital Abstract: Conventional treatment for obesity, founded on the first law of thermodynamics, assumes that all calories are alike, and that to lose weight one must simply “eat less and move more.” However, this prescription rarely succeeds over the long term. According to the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model, the metabolic state of the fat cells plays a key role in determining body weight. High intakes of processed carbohydrate raise the ratio of insulin to glucagon concentrations, shunting calories toward storage in fat and lowering availability of metabolic fuel to the rest of the body. Consequently, hunger increases and metabolic rate slows in the body’s attempt to conserve energy. From this perspective, conventional calorie-restricted, low-fat diets amount to symptomatic treatment, destined to fail for most people. Instead, a dietary strategy aiming to lower insulin secretion promises to increase the effectiveness of long-term weight management and chronic disease prevention. This session will review the scientific support for, and controversies surrounding, a carbohydrate-modified diet for the treatment of obesity. Objectives: 1. Describe how the body reacts to conventional low fat/low calorie diets over the long term 2. Discuss how diet composition affects the storage and release of calories from fat cells 3. Design a low glycemic load diet to promote satiety, increase energy expenditure, and produce weight loss without hunger Speaker Biography: David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD is an endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital. He holds the rank of Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Ludwig is co-director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center and founder of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program, one of the country’s oldest and largest clinics for the care of overweight children. For more than 20 years, Dr. Ludwig has studied the effects of dietary composition on metabolism, body weight and risk for chronic disease – with a special focus on low glycemic index, low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets. Described as an “obesity warrior” by Time Magazine, Dr. Ludwig has fought for fundamental policy changes to improve the food environment. He has been Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and philanthropic organizations and has published over 175 scientific articles. Dr. Ludwig was Contributing Writer at JAMA for 10 years and presently serves as an editor for American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and BMJ. He has written 3 books for the general public, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Always, Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently. Host of the event: Southeastern Massachusetts Dietetic Association When/Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Where/Location: Good Samaritan Medical Center Moakley Conference Room (lower level) 235 North Pearl Street, Brockton, MA 02301 (Exit 18B off Route 24) Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Program 8:30 - 9:00pm Networking RSVP Deadline: November 8, 2019 to Cathy O’Brien cathyob5@comcast.net Cost: $20.00 for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members $35.00 for non-Academy members $10.00 for students 2 CEU's offered for RD's and DT's Link/Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/2915993098462879/

 

Pre-registration required  through eventbrite and had this link for them to register:

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Cindy Crowninshield
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crowninshield@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/2915993098462879/
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