Everything You Know About Fat Is Still Wrong


The subject of body fat has been slowly revealing its secrets, and causing some astonishment along the way.

The Current State of Fat


Jerome Groopman’s article in The New Yorker touches upon our perception of body fat, popular diets, size acceptance, and the latest in obesity research.

Scotland Sets the Pace


Last November the Scottish branch of the National Health Service came out with a recommendation for government-run fat camps for kids.

Everything Else You Know About Fat Is Wrong


Is what you know about fat wrong? Childhood Obesity News explores the latest research findings on this complex organ and its links to the obesity epidemic.

Everything You Know About Fat Is Wrong


Low-fat processed foods are not remarkably delicious on their own. Add massive injections of sugar and salt, wrap it in a gaudy package, and we’ve got a winner.

Epigenetics and Grandkids

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Research proves that some epigenetic changes can be passed along to children and even grandchildren.

What’s Up With Epigenetics?


As if the multi-factorial plague of obesity were not complicated enough already, it seems that epigenetics must be counted in the equation.

If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy


When things are not going well in the digestive tract, where trillions of organisms make their home, the rest of the body will not fare well.

Ain’t Nobody Happy


When given the wrong kind of sustenance, the digestive system, and mainly, the trillions of inhabitants of the large intestine, will take revenge.

If Momma Ain’t Happy


When a healthful balance is in effect, the interests of the microbiome and the human host are aligned. With bacteria out of balance bad things can happen.

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