Thursday, August 11 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Calorie Intake: A Cornerstone of Ancestral Health

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Traditional cultures generally have a low burden of obesity, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases. In contrast, affluent cultures have a high burden of obesity, metabolic, and cardiovascular diseases. Why? Traditional cultures eat widely varying diets, yet they all have one thing in common: they don’t eat as many calories as we do, relative to their calorie needs. We’ve always known that calorie intake impacts health, but emerging evidence is suggesting that it may be even more important than we realized. In fact, it may be the single most important determinant of chronic disease risk in affluent cultures today.

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Stephan Guyenet

Stephan Guyenet is an obesity researcher and neurobiologist who places cutting-edge biomedical research into an ancestral health framework. His research spans neurodegenerative disease, aging, nutrition, and obesity, but in recent years has been focused primarily on the neurobiology... Read More →

Thursday August 11, 2016 9:50am - 10:30am MDT