We are PhD candidates at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University. Besides being researchers in clinical physiology, we are both also avid health and fitness enthusiasts. The purpose of our blog (www.obesitypanacea.blogspot.com) as well as this complimentary podcast is to critically evaluate new commercial products, recent scientific research, or popular news related to obesity, weight-loss, exercise, diet, and everything in between.
Episode 31 - Exercise during pregnancy
Travis interviews Dr Zach Ferraro, whose research focuses on exercise in pregnancy.
Episode 30 - Physical activity: it gives a big bang for your buck, but you can only fit so much in your day
An interview with health researcher Dr Val Carson.
Episode 29 - Discussing bullying, acculturating and health with Atif Kukaswadia
Today Travis chats with PhD student Atif Kukaswadia about his research looking at the links between bullying, acculturation, and health.
Episode 28 - Is Obesity A Disease?
Drs Jacqui Gingras and Arya Sharma debate whether obesity is a disease in Ottawa, Ontario.
Episode 27 - "We Need to Stop Arranging Society Around Ridiculous Choices"
In this episode I talk with Michele Simon, public health lawyer and author of Appetite for Profit. Michele argues against partnerships between health researchers and the food industry, and we discuss my recent conversation with Dr Diane Finegood, who is advocating for increased dialog and trust between research and industry in order to tackle the obesity epidemic. To leave a comment on our blog please visit www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea. Michele's blog can be found at http://www.appetiteforprofit.com/.
Episode 26 - Should we build trust between obesity researchers and industry?
In this episode Travis talks with Dr Diane Finegood of Simon Fraser University about the potential benefits and pitfalls of building relationships between obesity researchers and members of industry. To leave a comment on this podcast please visit our blog at www.blogs.plos.org/obesitypanacea.