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Latest Blog Posts for Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
    on May 14, 2011 in blog ADHD Best Weight mental health
    Today’s post is another excerpt from “Best Weight: A Practical Guide to Office-Based Weight Management“, recently published by the Canadian Obesity Network. This guide is meant for health professionals dealing with obese clients and...
  • Live Debate: Forks vs. FeetYesterday, readers may have observed a live debate organised by the CON-Student and New Professional (SNP) group at the University of Ottawa. I, unfortunately missed it, but I know that the debaters were meant to debate the issue of whether diet or e...
  • Early Presentation of Diabetes in Alström Syndrome
    on May 12, 2011 in blog diabetes diagnostics genetics Kids
    Alström Syndrome is an extremely rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder first described by C.H. Alström in Sweden in 1959, that can affect people of all nationalities, ethnic groups, and races. So far, less than 1000 individuals with Alström S...
  • Vitamins: Just Because Less is Bad, More is Not Better
    on May 11, 2011 in blog diet
    Vitamin and supplement enthusiasts may have been disappointed by a recent barrage of large prospective randomised controlled studies (the supposedly highest level of evidence) that failed to find benefits for various vitamins and other nutrients that...
  • Embracing Diversity of Opinion
    on May 10, 2011 in blog education policy
    After a short week of recovering from the National Obesity Summit, I very much enjoyed the many passionate and provocative comments to yesterday’s tongue-in-cheek post - I am grateful for all responses and there’s nothing like passion and...
  • What Obesity and Nicotine Addiction Do Have in Common
    on May 9, 2011 in blog education
    Ok, this post is not about comparing overeating to smoking. It is also not about borrowing obesity prevention or management policies from tobacco. And it is most definitely not about even suggesting for a moment that obesity solutions are even remote...
  • Weekend Roundup, May 6, 2011
    on May 8, 2011 in blog
    As not everyone may have a chance during the week to read every post, here’s a roundup of last week’s posts in order of popularity: The 4Ms of Obesity Assessment and Management 10 Game-Changing Rules For Obesity Management Canada’s...
  • Abuse, Neglect and Post-Traumatic Stress
    on May 7, 2011 in blog
    Today’s post is another excerpt from “Best Weight: A Practical Guide to Office-Based Weight Management“, recently published by the Canadian Obesity Network. This guide is meant for health professionals dealing with obese clients and...
  • Does Prolonged Bottle Feeding Drive Obesity?
    on May 6, 2011 in blog Kids sleep
    Yesterday, the media were awash with reports on a new study out from Temple University, Phildadephia, regarding the strong association between bottle feeding beyond the age of two and the prevalence of childhood obesity at age 5 1/2. In this paper, p...
  • Chubby Owls and Skinny Larks?
    on May 5, 2011 in blog ingestive behavior sleep
    One of the recurring topics at the Obesity Summit was the importance of sleep in terms of its effects on ingestive behaviour, metabolism and other important parameters. Now a study by Kelly Baron and colleagues from Northwestern University, Chicago,...
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