Another Roundup – Globesity in Europe and Scandinavia

Recollection of the Last Winter-Old Czech Farm

People in cold climates today are at a disadvantage because there is not as much opportunity to be active outdoors. In the old days, they didn’t have a choice. Going from place to place often involved walking, even with shoeshoes. Try it some time—it’s not easy and it burns a lot of calories. Despite frigid […]

Could Solving Obesity Cause Disaster?

Coke Jeepney in Manila

Childhood Obesity News has presented quite a few posts about obesity around the world. What other health issue is so all-encompassing? It brings all of humanity together in a way that rarely happens. News of efforts to reverse childhood obesity comes from Dubai, India, and Vietnam, among others. The Arabic Gulf states are just like […]

Another Globesity Roundup

Diet Coke on the wall

A week ago, Childhood Obesity News explored the parameters of globesity. Many posts have taken a closer look at specific places. Today, let’s recall some of them. In general, the United Kingdom’s childhood obesity rate is similar to ours, although the government’s way of gathering statistics is a bit haphazard—according to some American scientists, that […]

Globesity Roundup

Time for a Coke_

We don’t know who invented the term, but globesity has to do with the world-wide problem of obesity, and these days it is indeed a rare corner of the earth that is not affected. Humans always have a great need to compare and rank things, but globesity is not totally amenable to precise knowledge, because […]

The Cheese Roundup

eat block of cheese

When obesity is the topic, cheese is destined to be a star. In Dr. Pretlow’s very useful booklet, “Addiction Model Intervention for Obesity in Young People” it holds a prominent place on the list of problem foods (see page 33). Since last discussing cheese, we have collected a few items of cheese trivia. According to Amy […]

Fame Weighs Heavy

Toronto-Wintergarden Theater

Childhood Obesity News, like the rest of America, has been interested in the conjunction between celebrity and obesity. We have asked such questions as “Who can get away with being fat?” “Childhood Obesity, Celebrities, and Eating Disorders,” which appeared over a 3-day period, covered Beyoncé and some aspects of Michelle Obama’s relationship to weight problems. […]

Welcome to Childhood Obesity News

Welcome to Childhood Obesity News, the blog of Dr. Robert Pretlow. This site explores the many physical, social, political, and personal effects of the global childhood obesity crisis. We look at new research that points toward addictive eating behavior and also look at Dr. Pretlow’s research in the field. An overview of recent topics: Sugar Addiction […]

Obesity Never Stopped Oprah or Carnie: Lessons from Childhood Weight Battles

Back Lighting

If the Battle of the Bulge had a patron saint, it would be Oprah Winfrey. Famous, wealthy, and unprecedentedly influential, Oprah touched the hearts of millions as the play-by-play description of her ups and downs filled more magazine pages than possibly any other topic. Parts of her story can be found in “Oprah Winfrey’s Very […]

Coke’s All-Encompassing Miasma

Snorting 'Coke'

Coca-Cola just might be the single corporation most mentioned by Childhood Obesity News, which can hardly keep up with the never-ending flow of bad behavior manifested by the world’s most hated beverage manufacturer. Coca-Cola’s flagship product, of course, has the same name as a much-feared addictive drug (which, in the old days, used to be […]

Up to Date with Dr. Pretlow’s Conference Presentations

2015 poster

Childhood Obesity News has been looking back at Dr. Pretlow’s presentations at various conferences throughout the years. Let’s resume with 2011, when “Addiction to Highly Pleasurable Food as a Cause of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic” was the topic at the 2011 International Conference on Childhood Obesity in Lisbon, Portugal. In May of the same year, […]

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