Book Discussion on The End of Overeating
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler talked about his book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the… read more
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler talked about his book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (Rodale Books; April 28, 2009). He explained how, since the 1980s, the food and advertising industries, in combination with lifestyle changes, have reprogrammed American bodies and minds by too much sugar, salt, and fat into conditioned hypereating. He offered a program to rehabilitate an entire country of people who are gaining weight and getting sick. Dr. Kessler also commented on the regulation of tobacco by the FDA. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
David Kessler has been the dean of the medical schools of Yale University and the University of California, San Francisco. He served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, from 1990 to 1997. Dr. Kessler is a graduate of Amherst College, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Chicago Law School. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- David A. Kessler M.D. Commissioner (Former) U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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