Mindfulness — Who Benefits?

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

Mindfulness Background

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Triggers and Limits

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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

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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

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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

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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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