Dr. Jose Greenspon

Childhood Obesity

Dr. Jose Greenspon is a board certified pediatric surgeon with a special interest in metabolic disorders, obesity, and bariatric surgery. He gives us a thorough and rather shocking state of the childhood and adult obesity epidemic, as well as a ton of practical takeaway advice for all families. We also get into the specifics of TeenLIFT, a multidisciplinary adolescent weight management program that was carefully designed to increase the likelihood of compliance, success, and long-term sustainability. Additionally, we put the fructose debate to bed once and for all.

For more information on TeenLift, visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Studies, Books, Organizations and People mentioned in the episode as well as relevant data:
Current state of childhood and adult obesity (6:42)
“How Much Should We Invest In Preventing Childhood Obesity”
“The sweetening of the global diet, particularly beverages: patterns, trends and policy responses for diabetes prevention”
“Simulation of Growth Trajectories of Childhood Obesity into Adulthood” (14:25)
“Will All Americans Become Overweight or Obese? Estimating the Progression and Cost of the US Obesity Epidemic”
World Health Organization 2015 recommendation regarding added sugars (23:16)
Juliet’s juice tantrum (23:45)
Dr. Greenspon talks about whether naturally sweetened beverages are a healthier option (25:41)
Precision Nutrition (29:44)
Food Rules by Michael Pollan (36:17)
Stan Efferding, World’s Strongest Bodybuilder (34:35)
Health Your Self by Nic Gill (40:14)
Always Hungry, by Dr. David Ludwig (45:15)
TeenLIFT program (47:00)
The Brand X Method (51:45)
Topucu (52:18)
Stacy Sims (58:15)
CrossFit 26 (59:06)


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