Media and research, week of 2/7/2016

Here’s the latest batch of media and research items; we’re finally up to the current week! In the future, I will probably be posting these on the weekend following the week in question. (Some items predate this week because we didn’t see them before.)

November 1, 2015: A 67-year follow-up study finds no apparent association between childhood body weight and later morbidity from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26443418

January 13, 2016: A study of undergraduate female students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) finds that 44% are subjected to teasing and body shaming about their weight, and that those women are much more likely to develop eating disorder symptoms.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666316300186
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/more-emirati-students-being-bullied-about-their-weight-research-shows

February 2016: Dr. Maria Paredes offers 10 guidelines for creating and maintaining a healthy and loving relationship with your body by treating that relationship just as you would your relationship with people you love and care about.
http://bodypoliticswithdrparedes.blogspot.com/2016/02/saying-i-do-to-your-body.html

February 7, 2016: Novelist Sarai Walker talks about the difficulties of touring as a fat woman promoting her novel Dietland, which featuring a fat female character who learns to love her body without losing weight.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/opinion/sunday/yes-im-fat-its-ok-i-said-it.html

February 8, 2016: A video of the amazing Dana Falsetti, a fat yoga instructor, demonstrates that yoga is not just for thin people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQSKfZkAVro

January 28, 2016: The reactions of young girls to the new “curvy” Barbie doll (giggling about how “fat” she is) show that we have a long way to go in instilling fat acceptance in our children.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/01/28/little_girls_reactions_to_curvy_barbie_prove_why_we_need_curvy_barbie.html

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  1. Pingback: Hot links, week of 2/14/2016 | Fatties United!

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