This website is being restored, please be patient. It was formerly for the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, located in St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. It was an Academic Affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. It was a National Institutes of Health Funded Obesity Nutrition Research Center.

Betty Betty
What happened to the New York Obesity Research Center?

Talking Moose
Talking Moose
I’m not sure. I just got here.

What happened is not entirely clear yet. The website was shut down and the domain name was auctioned, perhaps more than once. Luckily, it has ended up with me, Dr. Steven B. Halls, MD, FRCPC. I’m a radiologist in Canada with a long-standing interest in body weight science. You’ll discover as I did, about dopamine having a central role in the brain’s reward, pleasure and addiction system. Weight loss strategies need to give the brain the dopamine it wants, or they will fail. Other “vices” like alcohol and gambling give the dopamine pleasure effect, but some other non-vices like video games give it too, especially with random intermittent success. I’m looking forward to weight loss programs that encorporate gamification and a chronic daily neuro-linguistic programming NLP. That’s the future, but let’s base it on the science of weight loss that this site summarizes fantastically in some excellent seminars and presentations.

Dr. Halls Dr. Halls
Hi There. I’m trying to save good information and make it easy to find again.


At the moment, the highest priority is to restore the valuable information that was previously here, documenting the important work of academic researchers and their peer-reviewed publications on the topics of obesity and weight loss programs.

Some of my favorite articles


I like good articles about high protein diets too


Articles about neurochemicals that affect hunger and eating

Articles about eating disorders

Articles on anatomy

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