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City Visions: Stanford provides new insights into what diets really work.

Mar 19, 2018

March 17, 2018:  Do your genes determine your weight?  Will personalized diets lead to a slimmer, healthier population?  


Host Grace Won delves into a Stanford study that provides new answers about the interaction between genes, diet and overall health.  Low-carb diets are more popular than low-fat diets these days, but are they healthier?  Can you eat the same number of calories as someone else but have different outcome? 

 

Materials of note:

 

Why Do Dieters Succeed or Fail? by Julia Belluz in Vox

Stanford Diet Study

Well for Life at Stanford

 

Producer: Wendy Holcombe

 

Guests:

 

Christopher Gardner - Director of Nutrition Studies and Stanford Prevention Research Center and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.

 

Susan Kirkpatrick - Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Enara Health, Inc.