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Do You Know a Fat Dog When You See One?

We've all met dogs with a small head and large body who bear a striking resemblance to the people with shrunken heads from the movie Beetlejuice.

August 26, 2014 — Julie Hecht

For Diabetics, Healthy Habits Trump Medicine

Against the backdrop of a government shutdown precipitated by healthcare issues and the rollout of the insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a conference called Diabetes + Innovation 2013 took place in Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2013 — Milly Dawson
Judging Food By Its Cover: Nutrition Labels Are One Area Where Consumer Is Not King

Judging Food By Its Cover: Nutrition Labels Are One Area Where Consumer Is Not King

It's a tired refrain: "It's all about consumer choice, we can't limit choice, the consumer is king."  Every time some pesky public health advocate wants to try to reform the food environment, the industry starts to shriek about limiting choices and taking away people's freedom.  New York City's attempt to remove "bucket" as an acceptable [...]

August 28, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
Calorie-burning fat and your brain

Calorie-burning fat and your brain

If you follow obesity news, you may have heard of a type of energy-burning "good fat" known as brown fat, which scientists think may have potential to battle a growing epidemic of excess body fat.

October 29, 2014 — Julianne Wyrick

What if we all just stopped trying to lose weight? (video)

By focusing on weight, we may be missing the broader picture of what it means to be healthy. Brian Mattson is not the picture of health. Few would look at him and say: "There's a healthy fellow." But that's a shame, because Mattson is a pretty healthy guy.

May 22, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
A Tired Game of Telephone: Scientists, Reporters, Pundits and Politics

A Tired Game of Telephone: Scientists, Reporters, Pundits and Politics

  In going after CDC study, Reuters report misrepresents WIC experts, their research. The Press Release That Started it All In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on obesity prevalence that concluded: "Overall, there have been no significant changes in obesity [...]

March 20, 2014 — Patrick Mustain
Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

Fat Tuesday: Feed the Addict

When the substantia nigra is super charged by food restriction, or drugs, or both, you become super motivated to seek out more food, or more drugs… whatever floats the substantia nigra’s boat.

August 27, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
Fat Tuesday: Does Jet-Lag Make You Chronobese?

Fat Tuesday: Does Jet-Lag Make You Chronobese?

Chronic jetlag, habitual night shifts, and rotating shift work, can have deleterious consequences on circadian organization and metabolic health, says a new report in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science.

August 13, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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