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Food Addiction: Fact or Fantasy?

Please join me at The Commonwealth Club where a very impressive group of doctors, scientists and researchers will discuss this topic.

Here is the link to register for this program:

Food Addiction

Tue, Feb 28 2012 – 12:00pm

Food Addiction

Michael Prager, Author, Fat Boy Thin Man
Nicole Avena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Eric Stice, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
Dr. Vera Ingrid Tarman, Ph.D., MD., MSc., FCEP, CASAM, Medical Director, Renascent
Elissa Epel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Andrea Garber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of California

Addiction is about brains, not just about behaviors. We all have the brain reward circuitry that makes food rewarding; it’s a survival mechanism. In a healthy brain, these rewards have feedback mechanisms for satiety or “‘enough.” For some, the circuitry becomes dysfunctional such that the message becomes “more.” Michael Prager, author of Fat Boy Thin Man, will begin the discussion telling his very personal story of recognizing and then seeking treatment for his food addiction. Leading researchers and clinicians will discuss many aspects of this important topic

MLF: Health & Medicine
Location: SF Club Office
Times: 11:30 a.m. check-in, 12:00-3:00 p.m. program
$25 standard, $15 members
Program Organizer: Patty James

Location Blue Room, The Commonwealth Club

Student * $ 7 = $ 0.00
Standard * $ 25 = $ 0.00

Note: Once you are logged in, the member discount will be calculated when you put a ticket in your basket. Family and Leadership Circle members are entitled to 2 member-priced tickets. All other members are entitled to 1 member-priced ticket. All ticket sales are final.


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