TV Appearances & Video

Dr. Avena is available for consumer media - including TV, radio, press and digital - and for academic & research media, including video, radio, press and web.

Dr. Avena regularly appears on tv, including the Doctor Oz Show' & 'The Doctors'.


Dr. Nicole Avena on the dangers of dehydration

Dr Avena discusses some of the things that Americans need to know about dehydration when we come up to a day where temperatures may be upwards 100 degrees.

We hear a lot about sports drinks not being so great., and that's because they have a lot of added sugar. So one thing we can do to reduce the amount of sugar is to try a plant based sweetener like Swerve, which is a great way to get sweetness without the extra calories.


Gasia, Mike and Sal talk to Dr. Nicole Avena about the amount of sugar in our children's favorite snacks

How much sugar is in our children's favorite snacks, and what you can give them instead.


Ted Ed: Why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.