Summit Distinguished Lecturer (April 23, 2019): Carbs, Calories or Quality: What Matters Most for Weight Control?

Dr. Kevin Hall, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Fat makes you fat. Carbs make you fat. It’s as simple as calories in, calories out. The endless debates about putative dietary culprits or cures for obesity have led to widespread public confusion and mistrust in nutrition science. What is the truth? In this presentation, Dr. Hall will discuss how the body adapts to various changes in diet, including altering the amount of calories and carbs as well as varying diet quality by including more or less so-called “ultra-processed” foods.

 

Dr. Kevin Hall received his Ph.D. in Physics from McGill University and is now a tenured Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. His main research interests are the regulation of food intake, macronutrient metabolism, energy balance, and body weight. Dr. Hall develops mathematical models and computer simulations to help design, predict, and interpret the results of clinical research studies conducted by his laboratory to better understand human nutrition and metabolism. Dr. Hall has twice received both the NIH Director’s Award and the NIDDK Director’s Award, and is the recipient of the E.V. McCullum Award from the American Society for Nutrition, the Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from The Obesity Society, the Guyton Award for Excellence in Integrative Physiology from the American Society of Physiology,and his award-winning Body Weight Planner (http://BWPlanner.niddk.nih.gov) has been used by millions of people to help predict how diet and physical activity dynamically interact to affect human body weight.

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