The Unshakeable Ronald McDonald

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McDonald’s has been accused of breaking its promise not to carry on marketing in schools, and of using charity as a shield to distract its critics.

Will Ronald McDonald Ever Retire?

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Like with all the advertising mascots, Ronald McDonald’s mission is to infiltrate and undermine the parents’ role as authority figures. Should he just retire?

Ronald McDonald: His Life and Work

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Last fall, the corporate HQ announced that Ronald was going to chill for a while, at least until the clown hysteria passed, so he hadn’t been doing much.

The Microbiome and Diabetes

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Studies show that people who live together and/or are related have very similar microbiomes. What does this mean for people who struggle with diabetes?

Dr. Pretlow Speaks at ICBA 2017

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Dr. Pretlow gave an oral presentation in Haifa, Israel, at the 4th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions, on a pilot study of obesity treatment.

Another Look at Contagious Obesity

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Studies show that people who are related and/or live together share large swaths of their microbial populations.

Where Is the Flaky Fringe?

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Today’s absurd joke too often becomes tomorrow’s reality, as is the case with some of the obesity-related “cures” and theories.

Mexican Sugar Tax Activists Walk on the Wild Side

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Coca-Cola uses bribery, intimidation and coercive campaigns to squash the rivals and those trying to reduce soda consumption in Central and South Americas.

Mexico As Soda Tax Lighthouse

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Whenever the idea of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages to prevent obesity is discussed people react by asking for studies. Problem is, there aren’t many.

How Mexico Got Its Soda Tax

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The connections between poverty and obesity are familiar territory. No government wants to deal with them, but a sugar tax brings at least partial satisfaction.

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