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Wednesday, April 6 • 4:30pm - 4:50pm
KEYNOTE: Dr. David Ludwig: Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

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The conventional approach to weight loss, based on the calorie balance model, offers the simple advice, “eat less and move more.”  Unfortunately, few people can maintain weight loss over the long term through calorie restriction because the body fights back, with rising hunger and slowing metabolism. An alternative approach to treatment aims to target the underlying driver of weight gain – fat cells overstimulated to hoard too many calories – leading to weight loss with less struggle. 

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Dr. David Ludwig

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School: Professor of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston Children's Hospital
Dr. Ludwig is founding director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children's Hospital, one of the country’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary clinics for the care of overweight children. OWL serves as a home for research into innovative approaches to treatment childhood obesity. Dr. Ludwig also directs the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center. His research focuses on the effects of diet on hormones... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Main Stage Main ballroom located across from the exhibit hall

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