Who Wins? NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' Winner Pete Thomas And UM Experts Discuss Overcoming Obesity And Winning At Health

This event was held on July 8, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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In 2005, Pete Thomas lost an astounding 185 pounds in nine months on NBC's hit reality TV show The Biggest Loser, resulting in his winning the $100,000 prize. A University of Michigan grad, Pete returns to Ann Arbor to share his amazing story and discuss Obesity issues, research and successes with a panel of medical experts.

Pete will be joined by Charles F. Burant, M.D., Ph.D, (the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism and director of the University of Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center) and Susan J. Woolford, M.D, M.P.H., (Medical Director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Weight Management Center at the University of Michigan). This event is made possible through a Partners In Research Program with the National Institute of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the Ann Arbor YMCA.

This event is made possible through Partners In Research grants R03 NS065493 and R03 NS065491-0 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health and is co-sponsored by the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and the UM Health Sciences Libraries.

For more information check out our books and videos on weight loss and obesity. Articles and current research can be explored in our research databases MEDLINE and Health and Wellness Resource Center.

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