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134. Debate: Intermittent Fasting in Weight Management

Sunday, October 21
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CE: 1.5

Session Level 2 - Intermediate

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term used to describe various eating patterns in which no or few calories are consumed for a defined period that can range from hours to days on a recurring basis. Come listen to two leading intermittent fasting researchers debate whether IF can benefit patients with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

Learning Need Codes:

  • 5370 - Weight management, obesity
  • 9010 - Data analysis, statistics
  • 4040 - Disease prevention

Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RDN, LD

Award winning food journalist, blogger, author, nutrition communications consultant, television personality and registered dietitian nutritionist, CAROLYN O'NEIL MS RDN LD, believes “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!”
Carolyn is the author of Southern Living’s best selling The Slim Down South Cookbook" and co-author of "The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous", winner “Best Health and Nutrition Book” at the World Food Media awards. Carolyn writes food, nutrition, travel and healthy lifestyle features for numerous publications including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WebMD Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazines, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and Best Self Magazine.
Her blog is “good for people and the planet”.
A multi-award winning television journalist, Carolyn is seen regularly on NBC Atlanta & Company and as “The Lady of the Refrigerator” nutrition expert on Alton Brown’s Good Eats TV on Food Network.
Carolyn has earned two James Beard Foundation Awards for excellence in food journalism and was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Who’s Who in Food & Beverage in America. She has been honored by the National Restaurant Association, the American Heart Association, the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her pioneering work in nutrition communications.
Carolyn was executive producer, correspondent and anchor at CNN for nearly 20 years, leading the network’s coverage of food and nutrition. Her master’s degree in Nutrition is from Boston University and undergraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition is from Florida State University.


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John Trepanowski, PhD

Dr. Trepanowski ran the largest randomized controlled trial to examine alternate-day fasting. John has also conducted numerous reviews on the health-related effects of fasting and daily calorie restriction. Dr. Trepanowski currently studies the epistemological problems that undermine nutrition science.


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Steve Anton, PhD

Dr. Stephen Anton is an Associate Professor and Chief of Clinical Research within the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida. His specific research interests are in the role that lifestyle factors and natural compounds have in influencing obesity, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic disease conditions during aging. Over the past fifteen years, he has successfully obtained multiple grants and conducted several clinical trials examining the effects that lifestyle-based interventions have on biological and functional outcomes relevant to metabolic disease and aging. With over 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, his research has been recognized both nationally as well as internationally. In 2017, Dr. Anton was awarded a UF Term Professorship, a distinction given to top professors at the University of Florida.


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134. Debate: Intermittent Fasting in Weight Management

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