Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?

From Leonardo da Vinci to  Dr. Atkins, society often ridicules those with different points of view. Here Dr. Peter Attia discusses some compelling reasons why we might want to question the conventional thinking around obesity and insulin resistance.   Dr. Peter Attia's presentation has nearly garnered 1MM views and it's worth the watch.

As a young surgeon, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war.

Both a surgeon and a self-experimenter, Peter Attia hopes to ease the diabetes epidemic by challenging what we think we know and improving the scientific rigor in nutrition and obesity research.

Source: TEDMED   - April 2013