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.

Good News From “Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention”


Dr. Pretlow’s article, “Addiction to Highly Pleasurable Food as a Cause of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic…” was named one of the top 25 articles by EDJTP.

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.

The Purgatory of Rejection


A study of obesity-based rejection found that psychological health can be negatively impacted by just the expectation of being devalued.

A Public Feud Over Obesity


In certain literary and media circles, the friction between writer Lindy West and editor Dan Savage on the topic of fat acceptance generated a lot of attention.

Dictators, Addiction, and Urge-Surfing


Often kids seem unable to figure out how to entertain themselves except through recreational eating.

The Inescapable Phthalates


The evidence on phthalates, the plasticizing agents found everywhere, is disturbing. The kids are surrounded by two major offenders, toys and food packaging.

Childhood Obesity? Forget About It.


The Domestic Policy Council wants to slice $193 billion from SNAP outlays over the next 10 years, and make the states pay for 25% of the remaining need.

A Long Slog in the U.K.


Close to half of the U.K.’s young adults are said to be overweight. In the 16 to 24 age group, that’s a million more than the same demographic 20 years ago.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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