Welcome to Childhood Obesity News, the blog of Dr. Robert Pretlow. This site explores the many physical, social, political, and personal effects of the global childhood obesity crisis. We look at new research that points toward addictive eating behavior and also look at Dr. Pretlow’s research in the field.
An overview of recent topics:
A four-part series looking at the impact of sugar addiction on children and adults:
Part 1 – literal cost of sugar, including yearly government subsidies worth $65 million
Part 2 – the controversy around fructose
Part 3 – how far sugar impacts our population (75 million Americans with metabolic syndrome!)
Part 4 – how costly sugar addiction is for American health, especially in terms of cancer (10 years from now, the annual cost of American cancer is predicted to be $158 billion!)
Motivation and Self Image
Stress and Weight
Dr. Pretlow’s Obesity Research
We cover Dr. Pretlow’s latest research and conference presentations, too. Here are a few:
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