Science of Weight Loss with Ruben Meerman – The Surfing Scientist
Ruben Meerman’s ground breaking talk will change the way you think about weight loss and you’ll be absolutely riveted while he illustrates the weight loss process with the aid of liquid nitrogen and a balloon!
When someone loses weight - where does it go?
"Considering we have this obesity crisis, shouldn't we all know the answer to this question? When you lose weight you're turning fat into carbon dioxide and water and the surprising bit is just how much of that mass becomes carbon dioxide, ” said Mr Meerman, who has been presenting science shows for many years.
Ruben’s ground-breaking talk will change the way you think about weight loss and you’ll be absolutely riveted while he illustrates the weight loss process with the aid of liquid nitrogen and a balloon!
Ruben Meerman is a scientist, television presenter, children's author and entertainer and appears on ABC as the Surfing Scientist.
He is a regular reporter on marine science for the ABC's flagship science program CATALYST and appeared as a regular guest on SLEEK GEEKS with Adam Spencer and Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, CAN WE HELP? with Peter Rowsthorn and Channel Seven's SUNRISE with Mel and Kochie.
His area of expertise is in proteomics so he will give you a unique and different perspective on some of the science behind weight loss questions.
Her area of expertise lies in prevention and management of chronic disease with a great focus on overweight and obesity in primary health care.
School of Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences
His research has focused on various aspects of biochemistry involving fats (or lipids) particularly cholesterol.