Behind the Childhood Obesity Epidemic


Childhood Obesity News discussed the publication of Mrs. Obama’s book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America, which received a lot of publicity when it first became available, and continues to do so. Just a couple of weeks ago, the First Lady was a guest on a TV show […]

Twin Epidemics: Childhood Obesity and Diabetes, Part 3


It’s National Diabetes Month, 2012. In the effort to solve diabetes and childhood obesity, why do we look at research based on data collected in 2005 and even farther back in time? Because to a certain extent, that’s how it is in any kind of study. It has to be set up, the plans have […]

Twin Epidemics: Childhood Obesity and Diabetes, Part 2


When generalized statements are made about diabetes, it pretty much means Type 2, because 9/10ths (maybe more) of the patients are afflicted by Type 2. A recently released study by the Centers for Disease Control found that in some American cities, diabetes has doubled. If that sounds alarming, try this: “China Diabetes Triples Creating $3.2 […]

Twin Epidemics: Childhood Obesity and Diabetes


In the realm of childhood obesity research, one of the big perplexing mysteries is the relationship between childhood obesity and diabetes. What exactly is going on there? How do cause and effect apply? Is it a vicious cycle? Take the United States. “Dramatic increases” is the term used by Reuters correspondent Julie Steenhuysen to describe […]

Is Assortative Mating an Obesity Villain?

Unlike many other factors suggested as obesity villains, assortative mating has increased rapidly and recently.

How Funny is Obesity, Anyway?

The very popular TV comedy Parks and Recreation makes fun of the dysfunctional government and greedy companies responsible for the obesity epidemic.

Coronavirus Chronicles — Twin Terrors — COVID-19 and Obesity

People who are chronically obese are likely to be affected much acutely than average-weight people by its good friend and enabler, COVID-19.

Coronavirus Chronicles — The Unholy Alliance: Obesity and COVID-19

Conditions are perfect for an obesity epidemic that will leave all other obesity epidemics in the dust, and both COVID-19 and the obesity epidemic are beasts.

Coronavirus Chronicles — Hand in Hand, Obesity and COVID-19

One of the things the coronavirus does is force people to eat highly processed, nutritionally impoverished junk, even when they know better and don’t want to.

European and International Congress on Obesity Goes Virtual

Dr. Pretlow presents “The displacement mechanism: a new explanation and treatment for obesity” at the upcoming European and International Congress on Obesity.