Monday, November 11, 2013

Recent and Upcoming Appearances

Smarter Science of Slim

Jonathan Bailor recently released an interview we did a few months ago on the neurobiology of body fat regulation, and the implications for fat loss.  It's a good overview of the regulation of food intake and body fatness by the brain.  You can listen to it here.

Super Human Radio

Carl Lanore interviewed me about my lab's work on hypothalamic inflammation and obesity.  I'm currently wrapping up a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Michael Schwartz at the University of Washington, and the interview touches on our recent review paper "Hypothalamic Inflammation: Marker or Mechanism of Obesity Pathogenesis?"  Dan Pardi and I are frequent guests on Carl's show and I'm always impressed by how well Carl prepares prior to the interview.  You can listen to the interview here.

The Reality Check podcast

Pat Roach of the Reality Check podcast interviewed me about the scientific validity of the "carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis" of obesity.  The Reality Check podcast "explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities using science and critical thinking", and a dash of humor.  This one should be very informative for people who aren't sure what to believe and want a deeper perspective on the science of insulin and body weight regulation.  You can listen to it here.

Obesity Society conference

Next Thursday 11/9, I'll be speaking at the 2013 Obesity Society conference in Atlanta.  My talk is titled "The Glial Response to Obesity is Reversible", and it will be about my work on the reversibility of obesity-associated hypothalamic neuropathology in mice.  My talk will be part of the session "Neuronal Control of Satiety" between 3:00 and 4:30, specific time pending.  See you there!


gunther gatherer said...

Hi Stephan,

I can't access the text of your paper on hypothalamic inflammation and obesity, but I'm interested in what may cause the inflammation itself. Many studies point to high fat as the culprit, but I am pursuing a new line of thought that it may also be AGEs and Maillard Reaction Products, both of which are eaten in much greater amounts than humans have ever seen before.

This may be a factor that's frequently overlooked in obesity patterns. In studies, they never ask how people are cooking their food on the diet info sheets that subjects hand in.

Do you have any opinion on how AGEs may affect the hypothalamus, or any papers or works that you could point me to for more info on this. Thanks!

מתיתיהו said...

Highly interesting stuff, thank you so much.

Is there a way to get access to the new review you linked above? It's said to be free but I can neither access it from home nor my institutional account.

Vladimir Heiskanen (Valtsu) said...

Hi Stephan.

I've been reading your blog since the end of 2008 and have enjoyed your writings. At some point, I actually translated one of your articles (Body Fat Setpoint) to my Finnish blog, with your permission:

However, this time I'm hoping that you'd have fifteen minutes to check what I've written recently (in English):

I think this red light stuff might be quite an underappreciated health topic, and could be very important for health. :)