Episode 52

A Deep Dive: Examining Insulin Resistance, Carbohydrate Metabolism and Obesity with Dr Brad Dieter.


July 10th, 2020

1 hr 1 min 58 secs

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About this Episode

In his words, Dr Brad Dieter’s goal is to use analytics, data science, and a deep understanding of scientific principles to help solve advanced problems. With a background in exercise physiology, molecular biology and biostatistics, Brad proves an excellent guest, as he and Nathan cover the natural history of diabetes and screening tests to assess insulin resistance, to diet debates and the development of obesity – Is it simply a matter of calories in versus calories out? You will have to listen to find out!

*Key Highlights *

  1. How Brad got started in this field (1:40)
  2. A pathophysiology lesson to start (5:10)
  3. Looking at the biomarkers (14:15)
  4. What drives obesity? Examining the hypotheses (20:00)
  5. Looking closer at diets (25:30)
  6. Transferring the research into clinic (36:40)
  7. Weighing up the ketogenic diet (40:40)
  8. Examining personalised nutrition (46:05)

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