Stephan Guyenet, Phd - The Hungry Brain

This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Stephan Guyenet, obesity researcher and neuroscience expert about energy balance, weight maintenance and the brain.

This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Stephan Guyenet, obesity researcher and neuroscience expert about energy balance, weight maintenance and the brain. Mikki and Stephan discuss the role of hormones, the food environment and the brain and how to manage to maintain a healthy weight when these tend to conspire against us.

Stephan Guyenet has BS in biochemistry and a PhD in neuroscience, then went on to study the neuroscience of obesity and eating behavior as a postdoctoral fellow.  He has spent 12 years in the neuroscience research world studying neurodegenerative disease and the neuroscience of body fatness.  His publications in scientific journals have been cited more than 3,600 times  and today, he continues his mission to advance science and public health as a researcher, science consultant, and science communicator.  His book, The Hungry Brain, was released in February of 2017 and was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and called “essential” by the New York Times Book Review.  He is a Senior Researcher at GiveWell and scientific reviewer for the Examine.com Research Digest.  He is also the founder and director of Red Pen Reviews, which publishes the most informative, consistent, and unbiased popular health and nutrition book reviews available.  He also periodically contributes to the scientific literature and is a review editor at Frontiers in Nutrition.

Stephan can be found at https://www.stephanguyenet.com/

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