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.
- Barefoot running is more efficient… sometimes (Science Based Running)
- Restaurant calories – a cautionary tale (Weighty Matters)
- Is it OK to laugh at fat jokes? (Dr Sharma)
- Our good friend (and former podcast guest) Atif Kukaswadia has started a blog on epidemiology, and starts off with a great intro to the father of epidemiology – John Snow (Mr Epidemiology)
- How do life events affect body weight? (Feedback Solutions for Obesity)
- Does neuronal scarring determine the body weight set point? (Dr Sharma)
- Can we trust scientists who give TED talks? (Science of Blogging)
Those are the posts that caught our eye this week. Have a great weekend!
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