Clear Channel’s “Penn Project” Features Dr. Barry Sears, Zone Diet Creator, About Obesity in America

Dr. Barry Sears, bestselling author of The Zone, told Clear Channel radio listeners on The Penn Project Show that, “The obesity crisis and related problems, such as increases in diabetes and heart disease, are mainly caused by diet-induced silent inflammation. America needs to reverse that pro-inflammatory trend with anti-inflammatory diets, such as the Zone Diet."

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The Perfect Nutritional Storm, resulting from government subsidies of corn and soybean crops, causing a glut of cheap refined carbohydrates and vegetable oils abundantly consumed in the American diet.

New Haven, CT (Vocus) June 16, 2010

“A majority of Americans are genetically predisposed to gain weight, Dr. Barry Sears, creator of the Zone Diet and bestselling author of The Zone, told Clear Channel Radio host Vinnie Penn on “The Penn Project,” broadcast on WELI AM 960.

Dr. Sears talked about the increase of obesity in America due to what he called, “The Perfect Nutritional Storm, resulting from government subsidies of corn and soybean crops, causing a glut of cheap refined carbohydrates and vegetable oils abundantly consumed in the American diet.”

Dr. Sears' interview with radio celebrity Vinnie Penn can be heard online at the Zone Diet media page at http://tinyurl.com/395l734.

Discussing his latest book, Toxic Fat, Dr. Sears said, “The obesity crisis and related problems, such as increases in diabetes and heart disease, are mainly caused by diet-induced silent inflammation. America needs to reverse that pro-inflammatory trend with anti-inflammatory diets, such as the Zone Diet."

He also discussed Zone foods he created, which are available online at http://www.ZoneDiet.com.

“Zone foods make it easy for people to prepare simple breakfasts, lunches and dinners that control hunger between meals. If you aren’t hungry, then cutting back on calories is easy,” he said.

Penn is a radio talk show host who previously co-hosted a radio show with Glenn Beck. His Clear Channel show, The Penn Project, is now a lead-in to Beck’s daily program.

Dr. Sears is an international authority on the hormonal responses induced by our diet. His books, from his first, The Zone, to his most recent, Toxic Fat, have sold more than five million copies in the United States and have been translated into 22 languages. More information is available at http://www.zonediet.com and drsears.com.

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