#231 Weight Loss, Visceral Fat and Ozempic with Dr Nick Fuller

24 Jan 2024

On todays episode I chat with friend of the podcast, Dr Nick Fuller from University of Sydney about everything to do with sustainable weight loss including why losing just 5% of your body weight triggers a cascade of processes that slows your metabolism and ultimately leads to weight gain.

We discuss calories in, calories out and a broader view on energy balance, protein requirements and the important practices you need to know about to prevent visceral fat accumulation. We also discuss the potential impact of ozempic and other drugs in this class of medications and how we should be approaching any intervention that leads to weight loss.

Dr Nick leads the research stream within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney which focuses on the physical and mental health disorders associated with obesity. His research has been published in The Lancet and JAMA, and his team provide independent clinical analysis of emerging products and technology for the treatment of obesity and associated illness and disease.

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GUEST: Dr Nick Fuller

Dr Fuller brings together a diversity of skills having held positions in both the industry and academic sectors. His current position as commercial and industry program leader within the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney involves working with government and industry to identify and develop cost-effective treatments for the treatment and management of obesity and related physical and mental health disorders.

He has a proven track record of commercialising research in this field to improve not only the health of Australians but the rest of the globe, and continues to receive significant funding and awards for his work. The Interval Weight Loss program was selected for the prestigious Incubate program at the University of Sydney, was awarded the University of Sydney Genesis Prize and has received awards from the Chancellor’s Committee at the University of Sydney for its research impact in the general population.

He is a recognised media expert across various mediums, with over 1000 media appearances, and is the author of three best-selling books on the Interval Weight Loss program, including translations in Chinese, with the largest publisher in the world (Penguin Books).

Nick's work has resulted in policy change in the field of obesity and metabolic disease. His research has been published in two of the top three ranked medical journals – The Lancet and JAMA, with impact factors of 60.4 and 45.5, and his Altmetric Attention Score demonstrates the significant attention his research has received online. Six of his top 10 publications are in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric

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