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  • Fast Initial Weight Loss The Secret To Success? Or Do Only Successful People Remain In Weight Loss Studies? By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 22, 2018

    FAST INITIAL WEIGHT LOSS THE SECRET TO SUCCESS? OR DO ONLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE REMAIN IN WEIGHT LOSS STUDIES?

    There was a lot of buzz last week about a new study that purportedly found that " fast initial weight loss may be key to diabetes prevention...

    Diabetes, Diets, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Two Must Reads By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 20, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: TWO MUST READS

    The must-read obituary of Madelyn Linsenmeir. The must read police chief Brandon del Poso's response to Madelyn Linsenmeir's obituary...

    Saturday Stories
  • Wow! 29 Teams of Analysts, One Identical Data Set, One Identical Research Question, 29 Different Outcomes By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 17, 2018

    WOW! 29 TEAMS OF ANALYSTS, ONE IDENTICAL DATA SET, ONE IDENTICAL RESEARCH QUESTION, 29 DIFFERENT OUTCOMES

    This is an incredible paper, Many Analysts, One Data Set: Making Transparent How Variations in Analytic Choices Affect Results , saw...

    Skin, Research
  • From The Education Alone Isn't Enough To Change Behaviour File: Fast Food Edition By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 15, 2018

    FROM THE EDUCATION ALONE ISN'T ENOUGH TO CHANGE BEHAVIOUR FILE: FAST FOOD EDITION

    Two weeks ago I gave a talk at Ottawa's 6th Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition Conference. I was part of a group of speakers...

    Nutrition, Food, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Labour Antisemitism, The Name Of The Dog, And a Risk Conundrum By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 13, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: LABOUR ANTISEMITISM, THE NAME OF THE DOG, AND A RISK CONUNDRUM

    Man Booker prize winner Howard Jacobson, in The Atlantic, with perhaps the definitive piece on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour's antisemitism...

    Obesity, Saturday Stories
  • On Physicians Who Support, Promote, And Recommend, Only One Type Of Diet By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 11, 2018

    ON PHYSICIANS WHO SUPPORT, PROMOTE, AND RECOMMEND, ONLY ONE TYPE OF DIET

    Oh they're out there. Tunnel vision physicians who believe that everyone should be vegan, or be intermittently fasting, or in ketosis,...

    Drugs, Diet, Diets
  • About That New Lancet Study: Maybe Don't Expect 9 Year Olds To Change Their Own Food Environments By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 9, 2018

    ABOUT THAT NEW LANCET STUDY: MAYBE DON'T EXPECT 9 YEAR OLDS TO CHANGE THEIR OWN FOOD ENVIRONMENTS

    It's difficult for me to imagine what exactly researchers expected would happen as a consequent of this study's intervention which...

    Obesity, Food, children, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Britain's Antisemites, Polish Polarization, Civility's Death By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 6, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: BRITAIN'S ANTISEMITES, POLISH POLARIZATION, CIVILITY'S DEATH

    Tanya Gold, in Harper's Magazine, with what she learned hobnobbing with Britain's antisemites . Anne Applebaum, in The Atlantic, on...

    Obesity, Saturday Stories
  • Guest Post: Does the BMJ publishing group turn a blind eye to anti-statin, anti-dietary guideline & low-carb promoting editorial bias? By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 3, 2018

    GUEST POST: DOES THE BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP TURN A BLIND EYE TO ANTI-STATIN, ANTI-DIETARY GUIDELINE & LOW-CARB PROMOTING EDITORIAL BIAS?

    Truth be told, I'm fond of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, but as anyone who reads it knows, it has this strange habit of publishing...

    Sport, Nutrition, Eye, Cholesterol, Diet, Guest Post
  • Meta-Analysis Of Low-Carb Meta-Analyses Finds The Ones Most Excited About Low-Carb Diets Are Of "Critically Low Quality" By Weighty Matters   -   Oct 1, 2018

    META-ANALYSIS OF LOW-CARB META-ANALYSES FINDS THE ONES MOST EXCITED ABOUT LOW-CARB DIETS ARE OF "CRITICALLY LOW QUALITY"

    Meta-analyses, studies that combine a slew of relevant studies to come to one larger conclusion, are undoubtedly valuable, but that...

    Obesity, Diet, Diets, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Remembering, Revenge, And Not Debating By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 29, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: REMEMBERING, REVENGE, AND NOT DEBATING

    Anita Hill, February 2018 Jessica Shortall, in Medium, with a rage and sorrow inducing piece about everything she can remember. Jennifer...

    Obesity, Saturday Stories
  • An Incredibly Innovative Solution For Parents And Politicians Concerned About The Potential End of School Organized Chocolate Milk Sales By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 27, 2018

    AN INCREDIBLY INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR PARENTS AND POLITICIANS CONCERNED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL END OF SCHOOL ORGANIZED CHOCOLATE MILK SALES

    Related Stories Chocolate Milk And Health Canada's Inaction On Canada's Food Guide Just Cost The New Brunswick Liberals The Election...

    Food, Milk
  • Chocolate Milk And Health Canada's Inaction On Canada's Food Guide Just Cost The New Brunswick Liberals The Election By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 25, 2018

    CHOCOLATE MILK AND HEALTH CANADA'S INACTION ON CANADA'S FOOD GUIDE JUST COST THE NEW BRUNSWICK LIBERALS THE ELECTION

    Yesterday there was an election in New Brunswick. The Conservatives won by a single seat. So what was the main issue New Brunswickers...

    Nutrition, Food, Canada's Food Guide, Government, Milk
  • Saturday Stories: Obesity, Mortality, and Belief By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 22, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: OBESITY, MORTALITY, AND BELIEF

    Michael Hobbes, in Huffington Post's Highline, explains why everything you know about obesity may be wrong . Bari Weiss, in The New...

    Power, Alcohol, Face, Food, Obesity, Saturday Stories
  • There's No Realistically Prescribable Amount Of Exercise That Will By Itself Lead To Useful Weight Loss, But That Doesn't Mean You Shouldn't Exercise! By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 17, 2018

    THERE'S NO REALISTICALLY PRESCRIBABLE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE THAT WILL BY ITSELF LEAD TO USEFUL WEIGHT LOSS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU SHOULDN'T EXERCISE!

    This isn't the first time I've noted that there is no realistically prescribable amount of exercise that by itself will lead to clinically...

    Overweight, Exercise, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Museum Fires, Non-Sexual Harassment, and Lucy Wills By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 15, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: MUSEUM FIRES, NON-SEXUAL HARASSMENT, AND LUCY WILLS

    Ed Yong, in the Atlantic, with his coverage of the devastating Brazilian museum fire . Linda Bloodworth Thomason, in The Hollywood...

    Food, Alcohol, Saturday Stories
  • Every Physician Ought To Know Which Common Medications Cause The Most Weight Gain By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 12, 2018

    EVERY PHYSICIAN OUGHT TO KNOW WHICH COMMON MEDICATIONS CAUSE THE MOST WEIGHT GAIN

    While it would be wonderful if all primary care physicians were interested enough in understanding how to treat their practices' most...

    Obesity, Drugs, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Tucker Carlson, Medical Error, and Physicans' Moral Injuries By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 8, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: TUCKER CARLSON, MEDICAL ERROR, AND PHYSICANS' MORAL INJURIES

    By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0 , Link Lyz Lenz in Columbia Journalism Review, with a masterful profile of Tucker Carlson. Deborah Cohen...

    Food, Alcohol, Saturday Stories
  • Small, Short, Crossover Breakfast Study Says Maybe You Shouldn't Skip It By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 4, 2018

    SMALL, SHORT, CROSSOVER BREAKFAST STUDY SAYS MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T SKIP IT

    This was a very small study , but unlike many other "breakfast" studies, it prescribed specific breakfasts, and more to the point,...

    Sleep, Arm, Brain, Obesity, Food, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Rape Culture, Alcohol, And Food Need Hierarchies By Weighty Matters   -   Sep 1, 2018

    SATURDAY STORIES: RAPE CULTURE, ALCOHOL, AND FOOD NEED HIERARCHIES

    Molly Galbraith, on her Facebook page, in light of recent events, discusses rape culture in the fitness industry. Julia Belluz, in...

    Nutrition, Menopause, Food, Alcohol, Saturday Stories