This Week: In Brief (March 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.

  • Recession fitness trends: at home personal
    (NY Times)
  • Fast-food logos unconsciously trigger fast behavior (Not Exactly Rocket Science)
  • Statscan report: vitamin D deficiency widespread
    in Canadians (Globe and Mail)
  • Pepsi Pledges to Cut up to 1/4 of Fat, Salt, Sugar
    out of their products by 2020 (VoA News)
  • Eating well on food stamps holds a lens up to our own attitudes about poverty (Casaubon's Book)
  • Funny and sadly possible: the future of athletic gear (Wired)
  • Will Dieting Make You Fat? (Dr Sharma's Obesity Notes)
  • What does the public learn about new research? Not much. Fewer than 0.35% of published scientific papers appear in the media (Public Understanding of Science)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


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