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Auburn University’s Boshell Diabetes Research Day to feature top experts on obesity

AUBURN – Auburn University will hold the fifth annual Boshell Diabetes Research Day on Friday, March 2, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, featuring some of the nation’s top diabetes and obesity researchers.

The meeting features research presentations throughout the day and evening. Highlights will include American science writer Gary Taubes, bestselling author of “Why We Get Fat” and “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” who will discuss his theory that certain kinds of carbohydrates have led to our current obesity epidemic; keynote speaker Randy Seeley, director of the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, who will speak on novel insights into the brain regulation of energy balance; and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who will talk about the role of obesity in the development of various cancers and on the role of nutrition in cancer survival.

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