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.

Fat-shaming in Pop Culture

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Fat-shaming denies overweight people their humanity. As our pop culture reflects, every fat-shaming incidence encourages more of the same.

Who Has It Worse?

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Kids desperately need to learn how resist cravings. Take a look around: How many adults can do that? Going by the evidence, not many.

Emotional Eating — Some Angles

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The relationship between comfort eating and obesity is not news. Health professionals are trying to figure out how to break the connection.

The Great Fat Acceptance Roundup

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Fat rejection is out of the question, but if the alternative is to buy into fat acceptance — is that also unhealthy?

W8Loss2Go Study Slated by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will road-test the W8Loss2Go smartphone application, created by Dr. Pretlow.

Gastric Band Complications and Risks

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Childhood Obesity News looks at the practice of targeting teenagers for gastric bands, and its potential complications.

W8Loss2Go Study Motivation

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Dr. Pretlow suggests that a lack of motivation for losing weight might be the fear of withdrawal symptoms.

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