Thursday, August 03, 2006

International Anti-Obesity Conference - Paris

Notes from Robert Buist PhD who attended this conference...

One Billion adults overweight globally and 300 million of these are clinically obese. But in Paris in springtime, the general consensus was that outside of Paris obesity is now a global epidemic.
The bottom line of the conference seemed to be that weight loss drugs are virtually useless, eating slowly is a very important aspect as there is a 20 minute lag between actually being full and the brain recognising that fact! so over eating is a result often of rushed meals.

So what was the main message:
Improve nutrition, eat less and exercise more!

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