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Feb 12, 2024

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Luc Hagenaars, Ph.D., M.Sc., is a policy advisor and researcher with a fascination for addressing the social and commercial determinants of health. His scientific expertise concerns the analysis of health policy innovations with case studies, system mapping and applied policy process theory. He has extensive experience in developing health policy through his previous work at the Dutch Ministry of Health. He is Assistant Professor Health Policy Analysis at Amsterdam UMC and a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. Hagenaars received his Ph.D. from the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, and his M.Sc. in global health from Maastricht University.

In this conversation, Tro and Luc talk about how Luc’s interest in the social determinants of health came to be, a recent study looking at why the field of obesity prevention is stuck and how it could be unstuck, the issue of weight stigma and how it relates to the ‘health at every size’ movement, finding effective solutions to the obesity problem, how to influence government policy to embrace effective solutions, how companies try to influence your food buying decisions at the grocery store, how big food companies push back against positive health movements, and Dr. Luc’s current research projects.

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