Fat-Shaming, Science, and Art

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Studies show that certain factors like the FTO and microbiome influence us in ways we cannot do anything about, and no amount of fat-shaming would change that.

Microbiota and Their Genes

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What causes type 1 diabetes mellitus, or T1DM? There can be a genetic predisposition to it, but other things are going on too.

Obesity, Epigenetics and a Wild Card

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We can influence the impact of DNA methylation by avoiding sugar and stress, and by getting enough quality sleep, among other things.

Fat-Shaming in American Culture

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From the classic examples of media fat-shaming in the movies to the cliched iconography of obesity, obesity is often portrayed with a strong anti-fat bias.

The Problematic Dietary Guidelines

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A look at how the most recent set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans went from recommendation to reality. They may not sound like a big deal, but they matter.

Guidelines of Contention

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How did the most recent revision of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans come into being? The backstory is more complicated than a spy novel.

How Policy Is Made

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Where should nutrition advice come from? And who should and should not be funding related research?

The Epigenetics Obesity Dream

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Obesity can be a “legacy” passed on to succeeding generations, not only for genetic reasons but for epigenetic ones.

Letting Moms Off the Hook

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When people eat real food, and eliminate toxins and stress, less damage occurs and sometimes things happen that seem miraculous.

Significant Developments in Treating Obesity

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Dr.Pretlow be conducting a workshop on Tuesday, April 18, on “Treatment of Obesity Using the Addiction Model” for a conference in the U.K.

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