Coming Up Next Week: Obesity Conference in Philadelphia!

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Next week I’ll be in Philadelphia for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Spring Conference (obesity doctors).

It’ll be my fifth year attending the conference, and the interest in a low-carb diet as a treatment for obesity is clearly growing every year. Having pro-low-carb Dr. Eric Westman as new president for the ASBP doesn’t hurt either.

This year will be the first time that I’ll be presenting myself. I’ll do two talks, 45 minutes each. One is about insulin and weight regulation, the other about the reasons behind the extraordinary popularity of low-carb diets in Sweden.

If you want to travel on short notice to Philadelphia on March 12-16th, 2014, you are welcome to join us!

ASBP Spring Obesity Conference 2014

Obviously there’ll be reports here from the conference.

Previous Reports from ASBP Conferences

Greetings from San Diego

“I was Wrong, You Were Right”

Interview: Good Food is Good Medicine

Paleo Interview with Professor Cordain

Hundreds of Low-Carb Doctors

The Obesity Conference in Denver

The Real Cause of Obesity

Eggs & Bacon at the Obesity Conference

What Happens in Vegas…

Toward Las Vegas and the Obesity Symposium

6 Comments

  1. Boundless
    "It’ll be my fifth year attending the conference, and the interest in a low-carb diet as a treatment for obesity is clearly growing every year."

    Of course, the AMA declared obesity to be a "disease" last year, which many LC pundits translated as "monetizing bariatric surgery by getting insurance to cover it".

    The reality is that the entire profession is probably unnecessary, and at serious risk of liability for the long-term consequences of this ill-considered procedure*.

    "Having pro-low-carb Dr. Eric Westman as new president for the ASBP doesn’t hurt either."

    The ASBP is clearly doomed.

    Be sure to counsel them on alternate career opportunities.
    _______
    * The only person I personally knew who elected to have this done, died in surgery. That was over 20 years ago.

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  2. Michelle
    Did you read the blog or did you just jump in ready to slate anything you saw here? ASBP :)
  3. Bob in NY
    Good deal! Will you be recording and posting the video of your talks on this site?
  4. Eric Anderson
    Doc
    Can you update us on associations of diet and alzheimers?

    I have read several online articles about the 10 lipid tests but no specific mention of which tests and what levels or ratio is predictive of Alzheimer’s/ no Alzheimer’s. Question:: What about Hemoglobin A1c? Ketones? Fasting Insulin and or glucose? Is Ketogenic diet protective? Increase or decrease risks by how much? Since diabetes is associated with a two fold or more risk of Alzheimer, heart disease, etcetera it seems to be protective.

    Next is the chemical found in fruits and vegetables [fisetin] that may block Alzheimer’s? Does it work? How many years before does one need to eat it at what dose? Can this be a pill or found in animal products with fisetin?

    http://www.gizmag.com/blood-test-predict-alzheimers/31142/?utm_source...

    http://www.gizmag.com/chemical-found-in-fruits-and-vegetables-prevent...

  5. Welldun
    Doc are you going on the low carb cruise this year? I didn't see you listed. I always look forward to hearing/seeing your presentations.

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