Doctor-Lawyer David Kessler’s new book on the reasons we overeat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Aaron_Kessler

Within the past few weeks, obesity has been in the news either as the main health problem of several celebrities (Kathy Ireland, Kirstie Alley) or a major contributing factor to other diseases or death (Dom DeLuise). Dr. David Kessler, former FDA commissioner and medical school dean (Yale and University of California, San Francisco), has a new book out on the biological and psychological factors that thwart our efforts to eat less and lose weight. Although we’re still waiting for our copy from Amazon, the reviews are good and we heard a compelling interview with Dr. Kessler on National Public Radio this afternoon. He was also on the Colbert Report last week. www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/226155/april-29-2009/david-kessler

We will post our impressions of the book after we’ve read it

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Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D. is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, "a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health" and in which professional health care providers encourage "empowered patients" and value them as full partners in managing their health and wellness.

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