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  • Scotland's "National Walking Strategy" Actually Increased Recreational Walking For The Whole Population! By Weighty Matters   -   Jun 19, 2019

    SCOTLAND'S "NATIONAL WALKING STRATEGY" ACTUALLY INCREASED RECREATIONAL WALKING FOR THE WHOLE POPULATION!

    Cynically, I've been known to ask for examples of population based initiatives that actually led to sustained increases in physical...

    Sport, Exercise, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Quantum Solutions, Stockpiled Insulin, and Multiple DNA Tests By Weighty Matters   -   Jun 15, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: QUANTUM SOLUTIONS, STOCKPILED INSULIN, AND MULTIPLE DNA TESTS

    Jana Asenbrennerova, in Quanta Magazine, on how a gifted grad student's solution to a fundamental problem in quantum computing is an...

    Saturday Stories
  • Guess What? A Single In Office Visit Encouraging People To Weight Themselves More Often And Exercise Doesn't Prevent Weight Regain By Weighty Matters   -   Jun 10, 2019

    GUESS WHAT? A SINGLE IN OFFICE VISIT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WEIGHT THEMSELVES MORE OFTEN AND EXERCISE DOESN'T PREVENT WEIGHT REGAIN

    From the Journal of Duh! comes Behavioural intervention for weight loss maintenance versus standard weight advice in adults with obesity:...

    Obesity, Face, Research, Weight Maintenance
  • Saturday Stories: Only One Read This Week By Weighty Matters   -   Jun 8, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: ONLY ONE READ THIS WEEK

    Every once and a while there's a story that has such an impact on me that I want to feature it by itself. Today's Saturday Story, written...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Bullying Or Teasing Kids With Obesity Doesn't Lead Them To Lose Weight But It May Lead Them To Gain By Weighty Matters   -   Jun 3, 2019

    BULLYING OR TEASING KIDS WITH OBESITY DOESN'T LEAD THEM TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT IT MAY LEAD THEM TO GAIN

    The recently published Weight‐based teasing is associated with gain in BMI and fat mass among children and adolescents at‐risk for...

    Adolescence, Overweight, Child, Obesity, Bias, children, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Let Downs, Incels, And Unlimited Mothering By Weighty Matters   -   Jun 1, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: LET DOWNS, INCELS, AND UNLIMITED MOTHERING

    AC Shilton, in The New York Times, on the personal crash that sometimes follows a great accomplishment Alice Hines, in The Cut, with...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • Saturday Stories: Ultra-Processed Kids, Un-Dead Cons, And Modern German Antisemitism By Weighty Matters   -   May 25, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: ULTRA-PROCESSED KIDS, UN-DEAD CONS, AND MODERN GERMAN ANTISEMITISM

    Bettina Elias Siegel, in her blog The Lunch Tray, on what that recent ultra-processed study means for our children. Nathaniel Penn,...

    Vaccination, Saturday Stories
  • According To This Comparison Of Canadian Dietary Recall Data, Underestimations May Help To Explain Purported Decreasing Sugar Consumption By Weighty Matters   -   May 22, 2019

    ACCORDING TO THIS COMPARISON OF CANADIAN DIETARY RECALL DATA, UNDERESTIMATIONS MAY HELP TO EXPLAIN PURPORTED DECREASING SUGAR CONSUMPTION

    This recent report from Health Canada about sugar consumption was an interesting read. Not so much in terms of sugar, and yes, the...

    Drop, Sugar
  • Saturday Stories: Dietary Guidelines, "Vaccine Injury", and "Chronic Lyme" By Weighty Matters   -   May 18, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: DIETARY GUIDELINES, "VACCINE INJURY", AND "CHRONIC LYME"

    Kevin Bass, in his blog Nutritional Revolution, with the data driven case on how you can't blame people following dietary guidelines...

    Vaccination, Obesity, Nutrition, Saturday Stories
  • Calling People Successfully Maintaining Long Term Weight Loss "Unicorns" Is Dehumanizing, Unhelpful, And Misleading (And No, 95% Of Weight Loss Efforts Don't Fail) By Weighty Matters   -   May 14, 2019

    CALLING PEOPLE SUCCESSFULLY MAINTAINING LONG TERM WEIGHT LOSS "UNICORNS" IS DEHUMANIZING, UNHELPFUL, AND MISLEADING (AND NO, 95% OF WEIGHT LOSS EFFORTS DON'T FAIL)

    A few weeks ago I tweeted about a patient of mine who is maintaining a 19% weight loss for 2 years , and who attributes her success...

    Food, Registry, Diet
  • Saturday Stories: Assisted Death, Insulin Pumps, And Supplements By Weighty Matters   -   May 11, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: ASSISTED DEATH, INSULIN PUMPS, AND SUPPLEMENTS

    Kathleen Venema, in The Globe and Mail, on her mother and why we need to change the rules surrounding assisted death for those with...

    Cancer, Saturday Stories
  • What's The Point of Tracking Your Calories With a Food Logging App? By Weighty Matters   -   May 6, 2019

    WHAT'S THE POINT OF TRACKING YOUR CALORIES WITH A FOOD LOGGING APP?

    First up, the quantity and quality of calories matter both to health and to weight. You can't gain without a surplus. You can't lose...

    Food, Eye, Diets, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Holocaust Memorial Day, Ponway, And Synagogue Metal Detectors By Weighty Matters   -   May 4, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY, PONWAY, AND SYNAGOGUE METAL DETECTORS

    Lori Gilbert-Kaye, may her memory be a blessing, murdered for being Jewish A few days ago it was Holocaust Memorial Day, the day we...

    Cancer, Saturday Stories
  • New Study Suggests ADHD Steers Children To An Unhealthy Diet, Not The Other Way Around By Weighty Matters   -   Apr 29, 2019

    NEW STUDY SUGGESTS ADHD STEERS CHILDREN TO AN UNHEALTHY DIET, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND

    To be taken with a grain of dietary recall data, but a new study, Children's Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms Predict...

    Food, Diet, children, Research
  • Saturday Stories: Freds, Sexism in Science, and Anti-Vaxx Marriage By Weighty Matters   -   Apr 27, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: FREDS, SEXISM IN SCIENCE, AND ANTI-VAXX MARRIAGE

    Danielle Kosecki, in Medium, with her defense of Freds (less serious cyclists, and disclosure, I am one). Mallory Picket, in The New...

    Cancer, Saturday Stories
  • Move More, Eat More? New Study Suggests People Do Eat More When They're More Active, But Not Much By Weighty Matters   -   Apr 23, 2019

    MOVE MORE, EAT MORE? NEW STUDY SUGGESTS PEOPLE DO EAT MORE WHEN THEY'RE MORE ACTIVE, BUT NOT MUCH

    One of the possible reasons that in freely living humans exercise doesn't seem to add up to weight loss as math might predict is that...

    Obesity, Exercise, Research
  • Saturday Stories: IN MICE, Cancer, and Future Dementia By Weighty Matters   -   Apr 20, 2019

    SATURDAY STORIES: IN MICE, CANCER, AND FUTURE DEMENTIA

    James Heathers, in Medium, explains why he started the Twitter account that only ever tweets "IN MICE" Anne Boyer, in The New Yorker,...

    Fungus, Cancer, Saturday Stories
  • Are You Successfully Maintaining A Weight Loss OR Have You Recently Quit A Diet? If Yes To Either Question, Please Spare 2 Minutes For Our Research By Weighty Matters   -   Apr 17, 2019

    ARE YOU SUCCESSFULLY MAINTAINING A WEIGHT LOSS OR HAVE YOU RECENTLY QUIT A DIET? IF YES TO EITHER QUESTION, PLEASE SPARE 2 MINUTES FOR OUR RESEARCH

    Back in 2012 I first posted my wish for there to be a questionnaire that would serve to help individuals and researchers determine...

    Diet, Research
  • RDs! We're Hiring! Looking To Fill A Full-Time Permanent And Possibly Some Part-Time Positions By Weighty Matters   -   Apr 17, 2019

    RDS! WE'RE HIRING! LOOKING TO FILL A FULL-TIME PERMANENT AND POSSIBLY SOME PART-TIME POSITIONS

    Will copy our job posting below, but the tl;dr version is we're both growing (our digital distance tool is deep into development and...

  • Coca-Cola Claims It Doesn't Market Soft Drinks To Kids, Announces New Star Wars Themed Bottles For Disneyland And Disney World By Weighty Matters   -   Apr 15, 2019

    COCA-COLA CLAIMS IT DOESN'T MARKET SOFT DRINKS TO KIDS, ANNOUNCES NEW STAR WARS THEMED BOTTLES FOR DISNEYLAND AND DISNEY WORLD

    Coca-Cola has gone on record to state, "Parents tell us they prefer to be the ones teaching their children about beverage choices....

    Obesity, Plan, Badvertising, children, Coca Cola