What do we really know about nutrition and obesity? Peter Attia answers your questions on Facebook

Join TEDMED Speaker Peter Attia, MD, for a Facebook Chat on Nutrition & Obesity on Thursday, 6/20 at 2pm ET

Can we trust anything we think we know about nutrition?  What do we really know so far about how our food intake and our weight gain? Why are we working harder than ever to eat well and be healthy, with no reductions in obesity and with diabetes rates skyrocketing? Could it be that official dietary guidelines are based on science that’s not rigorous enough to draw real conclusions?

Peter Attia at TEDMED 2013 Photo: Jerod Harris
Peter Attia at TEDMED 2013 Photo: Jerod Harris

TEDMED 2013 speaker Peter Attia, a physician and former McKinsey & Company consultant,  started a new organization, Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) to thoroughly investigate these questions and more, along with journalist Gary Taubes, author of “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and “Why We Get Fat.”


This Thursday, June 20th at 2pm ET, Peter will answer questions about NuSI’s work to date, and what he sees as the best way to understand and combat obesity. Join us to discuss his contrarian and potentially revolutionary approach. Check out the Facebook event page for details and to RSVP.