This Week In Brief: Nov 27-Dec 3

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.

  • Has your doctor ever taken a lifestyle history? (Weighty Matters)
  • Canadian Obesity Network launches free stock photo database of positive depictions of obesity (Dr Sharma’s Obesity Notes)
  • Reduced intensity “high intensity training” may still have positive health benefits (Sweat Science)
  • Treadmill desks continue to get lots of attention from the media, and seem to be working quite well in some offices (Sedentary Behaviour Research Network)
  • Very odd story about the American Burzynski “clinic” which threatened to sue a 17 year-old blogger (Rhys Morgan)
  • Why the world needs better science journalism (PBS)
  • Networking for scientists (Promega Connections)

Enjoy the weekend!

Travis

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