Obesity & Energetic Offerings, April 19, 2013Saturday, April 20, 2013
For several months now, my colleagues at the University of Alabama have been compiling a weekly list of selected obesity related articles in a list they call Obesity and Energetic Offerings.
The list is compiled by David B. Allison, Michelle Bohan-Brown, Emily Dhurandhar, Kathryn Kaiser, and Andrew Brown.
The following is a selection of articles from this week’s list that caught my attention:
Findings Contrary to Hypotheses and Popular Ideas
- No association of obesity with mortality among Hispanic persons.
- Attention to TV, but not TV watching time related to BMI in adolescents.
- Childhood Obesity in the Toddler Offspring Was Not Associated with Mothers’ Gestational Diabetes.
- No evidence for effects of negative emotions on eating behaviour in overweight children.
- No association between parent-perceived neighborhood safety and children’s BMI.
- Melanocortin-4 receptor mutations paradoxically reduce preference for palatable foods.
- Most studies find no association between snacking and weight or find that young people who consumed more snacks were less likely to be obese.
- Possible bias in link between obesity and PCOS
- Among older women, neighborhood walkability was not associated with BMI or risk of obesity.
- Although high dietary diversity is widely recommended, our data suggests that dietary diversity is associated with obesity.
- “Surprisingly, sweet drink consumption was associated with exercising. Watching TV was [not] associated with …salty snacks or sweet drinks.”
- RCT: No effect of vitamin D supplementation on body fat in obese adults with low vitamin D levels.
- RCT: In store promotion of fruit & vegetable promotion program led to lower self-efficacy for ability to increase F&V intake.
- The Controversy Over Pediatric Bariatric Surgery.
- Weight Loss after Gastric Bypass Surgery in Human Obesity Remodels Promoter Methylation.
- Bariatric surgery for obese children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
- Lateral hypothalamic area deep brain stimulation for refractory obesity: a pilot study with preliminary data on safety, body weight, and energy metabolism.
- Groups lower threshold for bariatric surgery.
Stigma & Psychology
- The Stigmatizing Effect of Visual Media Portrayals of Obese Persons on Public Attitudes: Does Race or Gender Matter?
- Definition of obesity and charging airfare based on weight
- Is Obesity Contagious by Way of Body Image?
- Unintended consequences of limiting sugary drink sizes
- Energy density and packaging format and portion size estimation.
- Evaluating equity critiques in food policy: the case of sugar-sweetened beverages.
- FDA Approves Expanded Pharmacy Distribution for Qsymia.
- London’s new health chief aims to reduce childhood obesity through policy changes
- Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Responds to Inaccurate and Irresponsible New York Times Article.
- The Alcohol Mixed with Energy Drink Debate: Masking the Facts!.
- Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience.
- Obesity in labradors and golden retrievers.
- Coat colour in mouse populations selected for weight gain: Support for hitchhiking, not pleiotropy.
- New SNPs associated with severe early-onset obesity
- Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies 11 new loci for anthropometric traits and provides insights into genetic architecture
- RCT: Prior supplementation with long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids promotes weight loss in obese adults.
- Grizzly bears may have diet lessons that can be helpful for humans.
- CSPI Report on Children’s Meals in Restaurants.
- Balancing the benefits of calcium against the risks.
- Child outdoor physical activity is reduced by prevalence of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
- Do Americans sacrifice exercise time for food-prep time?
- Maternal dietary glycaemic load during pregnancy and gestational weight gain, birth weight and postpartum weight retention: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort.
- Investing In Women In STEM: Because Girls Grow Up.
- Dietary Strategies to Increase Satiety.
- Little Fibs in Obesity Statistics Warp the True Picture.
- Who pays for science?
- Island Where Obesity May Not Be All It Seems.
- RCT: Medifast 5 & 1 Plan for weight loss.
- Enhancing Medical Education to Address Obesity: “See One. Taste One. Cook One. Teach One.”
- Origins of Balance Disorders during a Daily Living Movement in Obese: Can Biomechanical Factors Explain Everything?
- Psychotherapy-Lite: Obesity and the Role of the Mental Health Practitioner.
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