Mindfulness — Who Benefits?


Physical pain brings temporary emotional distress, but parents who “fix” this pain by buying ice cream do their children no favors.

Mindfulness Background


Patients who are obese because of emotional problems have a million triggers to deal with on a daily basis, soothing their discomfort by eating.

Another Teen Surgery Compendium


Bariatric surgery is the only obesity treatment that has resulted in significant long-term weight loss, but there is a 20%-30% failure rate for teen weight-loss surgery.

The Unending Quest for More Research


Unfortunate misunderstandings were fostered by bureaucrats, news reporters and editors when the President spoke about the obesity epidemic.

Hoax or Honest Mistake, Reportage Gave False Hope


The increase in obesity rates had slowed down since 2005, but decelerated growth is hardly the same as a decrease, despite some studies and claims.

Many Aspects of Bariatric Surgery for Teens


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

Triggers and Limits


Problem-food triggers are everywhere — stores, fast-food restaurants, food trucks, vending machines. The only solution is to make yourself a promise and keep it.

Two Obesity Books


It’s worth examining why some health professionals are averse to promoting healthy eating and exercise as a solution for childhood obesity.

Children’s Books About Obesity


Childhood Obesity News looks at several recently published children’s book that tackle the issues of childhood obesity and being overweight.

The Screen — Bad News and Good


A recent study of 20 top-grossing children’s movies in 2006-10 were found to have content both stigmatizing and obesogenic.

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