This Week In Brief: May 22-28

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.

  • Do iPhone health apps work? (Feedback Solutions for Obesity)
  • Scientists confirm that you cannot get drunk by putting your feet in vodka (B Good Science Blog)
  • A bike made entirely out of wood – even the wheels! (NPR)
  • A standard warm-up may cause more fatigue than it’s worth (Journal of Applied Physiology) <== worth a read for everyone taking part in Ottawa Race Weekend!
  • Bariatric surgery is a controversial topic in the world of obesity management. Whether you’re for or against it, Dr Arya Sharma’s 5-part series titled “Why I Support Bariatric Surgery” is a must-read.
  • Is the obesity epidemic fueled by a reduction in workplace physical activity? (Medical News Today) <== one of the studies discussed by Dr Bob Ross in our recent Forks vs Feet debate.

Have a great weekend, and good luck to everyone competing in Ottawa Race Weekend (including Obesity Panacea’s own Peter Janiszewski!)!


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