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Sandra Aamodt:
Why dieting doesn't usually work

TEDGlobal 2013 · 12:42 · Filmed Jun 2013
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In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.

Neuroscientist and science writer
Sandra Aamodt explores the neuroscience of everyday life, examining new research and its impact on our understanding of ourselves. Full bio
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