Ten Points for Health From the U.K.


Childhood Obesity News has been following the history of how the U.K. deliberated along the way to finally instituting a sugar tax.

Season of Challenge


The winter holidays would be incomplete without advice on how to survive them.

Obesity in Four Books and a Theater Piece


Several recent books deal with such issues as the underlying causes of obesity, bullying, eating disorders, and disdain for the overweight.

Teen Bariatric Surgery – Successes and an Unrelated Failure

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The Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery, which is known as Teen-LABS for short, aims to document “the efficacy and complications of bariatric surgery in the adolescent surgical patient and its role in the overall management of obesity prior to and through the emerging years of adulthood.” The literature says, The goal of Teen-LABS is to […]

Bariatric Surgery for Teens – Risks and Complications

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Weight loss saves lives and reduces the likelihood of numerous co-morbidities. Alas, the effects rarely last. Without surgical intervention, it is said that “only 2% of severely obese teenagers can lose weight and keep it off.” So a case can be made that for many morbidly obese young people, bariatric surgery is their only hope. The […]

Into the New Year

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“Well, I already broke my New Year’s resolution, so I guess I’ve blown it for 2016. I’ll just have to start over again next New Year.” Here it is January 4, and somewhere, a certified fatlogic ninja has formulated that rationalization, or one very much like it, on which to coast through the next 361 […]

Escaping Winter Holiday Hell

The Christmas Feast

All the winter holidays are basically the same: festivals of consumption that make it easy for a person to justify or excuse overeating. A helpful tip for any one of the holidays is likely to be effective for the others. Childhood Obesity News passes along some hints from a real maverick, Dr. Billi Gordon, whose […]

Fitting Into the Winter Food Festivals

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Yesterday, Childhood Obesity News  looked at only a couple of the ideas espoused by Dr. Billi Gordon. Thanks to his Psychology Today column “Obesely Speaking,” he was named one of the “30 Most Influential Neuroscientists Alive Today” by a website that specializes in helping people find the best way to get a psychology degree online. […]

Obesity, the Holidays, and Fitting In

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At Kansas State University, journalist Darrah Tinkler interviewed associate professor of psychological sciences Don Saucier about how eating can provide social validation, which means monkey-see/monkey-do behavior that allows a person to fit in and gain approval. Mammals developed group cohesiveness as a survival mechanism, and social attachments are even more vital for modern humans. However, […]

One Woman’s Story – Chrisetta Mosley

Chrisetta Mosley

Occasionally, to see what can be learned, Childhood Obesity News looks into the lives and thoughts of formerly obese people, not all of them national or international celebrities. Chrisetta Mosley has achieved renown in her neck of the woods, an area that encompasses both Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, where she has been the subject […]

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