Lessons Learned


The state of Arkansas tried to implement mandatory BMI screenings in schools, which was met with objections from parents on privacy grounds.

Obesity, Quality of Life, and China’s One Child Policy


Are Chinese kids obese? Are they miserable? Some recent studies looked at the consequences of China’s One Child Policy.

More Quality of Life Studies


Studies show obesity and impaired emotional health can be mutually reciprocal in perpetuating each other, and the negative impact of obesity increases with age.

Quality of Life Studies


Does the quality of life decline because the child is overweight/obese, or do children become overweight/obese in reaction to lives that are already messed up?

Sorrow and Silence


Dr. Pretlow has been saying that when children and teens suffer from obesity their lives can be as miserable as the lives of youngsters afflicted by cancer.

Dialogue at CIOI 2017


Dr. Pretlow’s takeaways on addiction its and treatment from the International Conference on Childhood Obesity he attended in July in Lisbon, Portugal.

How About Those Phthalates?


Evidence points to phthalates being endocrine disruptors. Their presence is associated with allergies, asthma, diabetes, some kinds of cancer, and obesity.

What Are Phthalates and Why Should We Care?


No matter how you feel about phthalates, they are almost impossible to avoid because of their presence in food, water and air.

More on Keeping an Eye on the CDC


Sometimes, when corporations offer financial aid, they may have shady motives, and the intent to exert improper and harmful influence on the political side.

Coca-Cola and the Government — Why So Suspicious?


This post talks about the International Food Information Council, a propaganda arm of the Coca-Cola Company and the American Beverage Association, among others.

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