That Month Comes Around Again

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Why is Childhood Obesity News not making a bigger deal out of National Child Obesity Awareness Month? Well, around here, that’s every month.

Many Aspects of Bariatric Surgery for Teens

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Over the past few years, the idea of performing irreversible, life-altering surgery on young people has become normalized.

Fat Acceptance Roundup, Revisited

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Today’s Childhood Obesity News post adds to the collection with an overview of our other reports about various aspects of fat acceptance.

Advertising Roundup

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There is so much to say about television advertising and children, we made a five-part series exploring the ugliness.

Let’s Get Morbid About Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity News rounds up the posts that deal with morbid obesity in children and adults, its causes and treatment possibilities.

The Great Fat Acceptance Roundup

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Fat rejection is out of the question, but if the alternative is to buy into fat acceptance — is that also unhealthy?

Is Ghrelin an Obesity Villain?

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Ghrelin, the “hunger hormone,” reminds us to eat, in case we forget. It’s like the warning light on a car’s dashboard that tells you to add oil before the engine seizes up. Face-to-face with an opossum, “yum yum” would not be a person’s first thought. It took the survival-stimulating chemical ghrelin to make the connection […]

Another Round of Fatlogic

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There is a difference between recognizing that a condition is unhealthy and demonizing people who live with that condition. Many dedicated scientists, medical professionals, therapists, and others are vitally interested in helping people escape from morbid obesity. This does not mean they hate or look down on people who are overweight or obese. But somehow, […]

How Connected are the Microbiome Dots?

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The human digestive tract has its own ecosystem inhabited by trillions of beings whose ability to influence our health appears stronger with every new study. In particular, the organisms inside the gut seem to wield uncanny power over the presence or absence of chronic inflammation in the body. Much has been written about the gut […]

The Origin of Fatlogic

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The majority of babies are born with a powerful drive—the desire to fit in, be accepted as part of the community, and recognized as a legitimate and valued member of it. They quickly learn that a sure way to get attention and approval is to imitate the actions of the adults and children around them. […]

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