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.
- Why taxpayers should care about bariatric surgery (Weighty Matters)
- Weight loss surgery could save the British government hundreds of millions of pounds a year (AFP).
- Poison in the night (Speakeasy Science)
- Exercise reduces genetic risk of obesity (Dr Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
- Could dieting pollute us? (Body Politic)
- Weight bias common among medical students (Dr Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
- Vancouver unveils speed bumps that look like children (Yahoo! News)
- Is exercise addictive? (Drug Monkey)
- Chinese journal finds 31% of submissions plagiarized (Nature via NoahWG)
- Building muscle doesn’t require lifting heavy weights, but does require fatigue (PLoS One)
Those are the stories that caught our eye this week. Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to tune in for our series on metabolically healthy obesity next week.