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
Well for Life at Stanford
Producer: Wendy Holcombe
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.