Overweight kids face widespread stigma

New research from Yale University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa suggests that overweight children are stigmatized by their peers as early as age 3 and even face bias from their parents and teachers, giving them a quality of life comparable to people with cancer. Overweight kids face widespread stigma This analysis comes after […]

Weight-loss pills fly off the shelves in New York

It looks like pill makers will make a killing off the new non-prescription weight loss pill Alli. Pills fly off the shelves As stated within: A pharmacist at Windsor Pharmacy in Midtown Manhattan, Maha Omar, said the store initially bought 10 boxes of Alli, but reordered about two dozen more on Saturday after initial demand […]

Children and Exercise

Following the recent discussion (on this blog) regarding obesity, genetics, and lifestyle choices, I believe the study below will be of particular interest. Even a Little Extra Exercise Lowers Kids’ Risk of Obesity As stated within: “In a cross-sectional study of more than 5,000 12-year-olds, a daily quarter-hour of moderate to vigorous exercise was associated […]