#89 Dr. Emily Dhurandhar - Normal Weight Obesity, The Revolt Against Weight Loss

In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Emily Dhurandhar to discuss her recent publication on normal weight obesity along with a couple of topics related to the diet industry.

Dr. Emily Dhurandhar received her PhD in Human Nutrition at Louisiana State University. She was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2014 to 2016 and then at Texas Tech University from 2016 to 2020. She transitioned to an industry position as Chief Scientific Officer of Obthera in August 2020.


  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34007010/

00:00 Introduction
07:35 What is normal weight obesity?
09:20 Factors associated with normal weight obesity
13:15 Current prevalence of normal weight obesity
18:25 Future research
22:21 What do HAES advocates get right?
37:45 Weight loss maintenance
41:20 The power of innovation for obesity treatment

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