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Trauma Makes You Fat; And Other Surprising Causes of Obesity
Thu, August 29, 2013 1:00PM to 2:00PM (Eastern)
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Live 1 hour webinar August 29, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Speaker: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC

Public health officials have been sounding the alarm about the “obesity epidemic,” not only in the U.S., but in industrialized nations around the world. In the U.S., low-income people and people of color are more likely to have higher BMIs. Unfortunately, many public-health campaigns focus on diet and exercise, while not other possible factors that have a significant impact on weight. These include the effects of psychological trauma, discrimination, and sleep problems. As such, public health efforts not only stigmatize people with higher BMIs, they are also doomed to fail. Drawing from literature in psychoneuroimmunology, health psychologist Kathleen Kendall-Tackett provides an overview of current research on surprising causes of obesity, such as sleep disorders, psychological trauma, and discrimination, and outlines the limitations of current approaches. By understanding these underlying mechanisms, we can empower people to improve their health without “blaming the victims.”


  • Describe limitations of current definitions of BMI, obesity, and theories of weight gain and loss.
  • Describe the six factors related to weight gain and how they are related to trauma, including differences by ethnic group and SES.
  • Describe the role of insulin and satiety mechanisms in weight gain.
  • Discuss the impact of sleep and psychological trauma on insulin resistance and weight gain


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