Up-to-Date Quality of Life Roundup

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

The Inescapable Phthalates

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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.

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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.

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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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