This Week’s Top Stories (Sept 12-18)

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and we encourage those of you with active Twitter accounts to communicate with us there to get real-time updates of all the stuff we are discussing (Follow Peter and/or Follow Travis). For those of you who shy away from Twitter, enjoy below the best mini-stories that we came across during the prior week along with links to the original source so that you can follow the full story.

  • High fructose corn syrup wants a new name, and you may be surprised to hear who thinks it’s a good idea (New York Times)
  • Breastfeeding may prevent disease by changing gut flora (Body Politic)
  • For the first time, more women than men in the USA received doctoral degrees last year (Washington Post)
  • Hilarious Video: Biostatistics vs. Lab Research (Youtube)
  • New workshop for Service Providers in Ontario: “Help Prevent Obesity Amongst Aboriginal Children” (Best Start)
  • And as usual, don’t forget to check out Peter’s weekly Editor’s Selections.

Have a great weekend!


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