Obesity Research and Prevention News Headlines Review: April 1,  2011
in collaboration with the Canadian Obesity Network  (CON)  and The Research Chair in Obesity from Université Laval
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Etiology – Determinants                                                       –
Sleep-deprived people eat 300 more calories a day 23 March
Preference For Junk Food Acquired By Offspring During Pregnancy   24 March
Pregnant mothers who eat high sugar and high fat diets have babies who are likely to become junk food junkies themselves. 24 mars
Teens At Risk For Obesity Show Greater Brain Activity In Response To Food:  24 March

Complications                                                                 
Eskimo Study Suggests Diet Rich In Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk Of Obesity-Related Disease 25 March
Set-Point Theory and Obesity – Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders: 24 mars
Obesity Related Kidney Disease  A.S. Sharma March 28
Overview of the impact of obesity on kidney function. The summary of this talk was recently published in Current Opinions in Nephrology and Hypertension.

Treatment                                                        
Amylin Obesity Drug Research Halted by FDA: 24 March

Management                                                          
Moderate Sleep And Less Stress May Help With Weight Loss 29 March
Spreading Fat Stigma Around the Globe – NYTimes.com:  31 March (hat Bill Colmers)

 Policy – Prevention                                            
The war against obesity: treatment solutions proposed The Gazette  26 March
Interviews with P Boisvert and J-P Després
International Diabetes Federation Position Statement on Bariatric Surgery 29 March

 Children                                                     
Putting Evidence Into Practice for childhood obesity  TROPICS  March 31
Health practitioners have slides set tool for obesity prevention and management in children and adolescents

 Nutrition – Diet                                                  
Preventing Obesity Part 3: Nutrition presentation with Angelo Tremblay (Podcast and video) | Obesity Panacea:  23 March
Diet sodas: They have their pros and cons :  24 March
The Key To Reducing Obesity-Related Medical Issues May Be A Plant Oil known as sterculic oil 25 March
Eskimo Study Suggests Diet Rich In Omega-3 Fats May Reduce Risk Of Obesity-Related Disease  25 March
Evidence on Weight-Loss Supplements Found Too Light 30 March
Countless supplements, potions, pills, and other products being enthusiastically advertised (and sold) for weight loss. Although this is a billion dollar market, most users of these products (after spending a fortune) will have realised that virtually none of them hold any of the advertised promises

 Physical Activity-                                                    –
7 investments that are effective in increasing physical activity levels:  23 March
A complementary document to: The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call to Action  Whole-of-community approaches where people live, work and recreate have the opportunity to mobilize large numbers of people
Exercise Lowers Salt’s Impact on Blood Pressure : 25 March

 Behaviour – Consumption                             
Home Plate Report:What Consumers are Eating Behind Closed Doors CCFN:  23 March
Diet sodas: They have their pros and cons : 24 March
Targeting Parents’ Diet To Tackle Childhood Obesity  A.S. Sharma  April 1
The greatest effects were achieved through inclusion of a parent-centered diet program, indicating the importance of targeting parents within treatment