Up-to-Date Quality of Life Roundup


Are obese kids miserable? According to many indications, the answer is yes, although getting confirmation is not as easy as it sounds.

The Continued “Quality of Life” Roundup


Quality of life comes in several varieties, and none of them can perform its magic if the person is depressed, as is often the case with obese children.

Roundup: Quality of Life


Today, we look back over some interesting angles on the quality of life experienced by obese children and teenagers, and how that quality can be improved.

Quality of Life Roundup


Some studies found quality of life of obese kids to be on a par with that of juvenile chemotherapy patients.

Obesity, Quality of Life, and China’s One Child Policy


Are Chinese kids obese? Are they miserable? Some recent studies looked at the consequences of China’s One Child Policy.

More Quality of Life Studies


Studies show obesity and impaired emotional health can be mutually reciprocal in perpetuating each other, and the negative impact of obesity increases with age.

Quality of Life Studies


Does the quality of life decline because the child is overweight/obese, or do children become overweight/obese in reaction to lives that are already messed up?

Mental Illness Impacts Quality of Life

Hansel and Gretel

In the fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel,” a child is captured by a witch who feeds him so he will be nice and plump to cook and eat. The story has analogs in many cultures. The website TV Tropes gives more than 30 examples of stories (including a Simpsons episode) in which one or more […]

The Quality of Life Conundrum

The Grim Reaper

Once they have become obese, children may experience a diminished quality of life for many reasons, some of which are more obvious than others. A lot of things in the material world are too small for their comfort — clothes, school desks, airplane seats, and restaurant booths, to name a few. They tend to be […]

Toxic Parents and Quality of Life

little emperor

From the moment any child is born, the main factor determining that child’s quality of life is the chief caregiver, often the mother. When this works out well, everybody wins. But the planet is full of less-than-perfect parents. Sometimes governments attempt to step in and fix parental problems, with mixed results. When ideologically-motivated social engineering […]

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