Are Obese Kids Miserable? Yes.

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It is easy to see why kids don’t want to talk about their experience of being overweight or obese, because, really, who does?

Sorrow and Silence

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Dr. Pretlow has been saying that when children and teens suffer from obesity their lives can be as miserable as the lives of youngsters afflicted by cancer.

Dialogue at CIOI 2017

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Dr. Pretlow’s takeaways on addiction its and treatment from the International Conference on Childhood Obesity he attended in July in Lisbon, Portugal.

What Are Phthalates and Why Should We Care?

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No matter how you feel about phthalates, they are almost impossible to avoid because of their presence in food, water and air.

Fathers and Obesity

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Epigenetic markers reveal that dads and their eating patterns can have previously unexpected effects on babies, even before conception.

Additional Posts About Cravings

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Compulsive overeating appears to be at least as much a behavioral addiction as a substance addiction. This post revisits the subject of food cravings.

Encyclopedia of Cravings

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This is the fourth Childhood Obesity News post collecting some of the highlights of all the posts about food cravings and the research behind the theories.

Banish Doughnuts, Popularize Carrots

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A craving is associated with an image, but the mind can be outsmarted by replacing that image with a different one, or visual white noise.

Coke Again

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Drinking, throughout the day, anything but water is a subset of grazing. Excessive eating or drinking is as much an addiction as snorting cocaine or gambling.

More About BFRBs

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As it turns out, food addiction appears to be not so much a substance addiction as was previously thought. It’s more about sensation than chemistry. Or is it?

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