This Week In Brief: March 6-12

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.

  • Class action lawsuit launched against Vitaminwater in Canada (Weighty Matters)
  • Exposure to light before bedtime suppresses melatonin onset and duration (Exercise: The Right Prescription)
  • High protein, low carb diets may be bad for colon health (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
  • Are body dissatisfaction and disordered eating driving the obesity epidemic? (Dr Sharma)
  • Over at Science of Blogging we ask two copyright experts for advice on how to write a science blog without getting sued for copyright infringement (Science of Blogging)
  • PLoS BLOGS has just started a new blog detailing the experience of two Stanford journalism students who are embedding themselves within a research group.  Think Gorillas in the Mist except that the gorillas are researchers.  It’s a very cool project, and you can check it out here.

Have a great weekend!


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