I hope you folks are enjoying these. I hope to build up a library at some point. It would be great to create a database by which users could sort through all links and just pick up the specific type of story or research paper they want. I don’t know how to do that, though. Anyway, onward!
September 28, 2015: An article explains how the popular Fitbit app is equivalent to body policing, causing more harm than good by leading to body shame, dieting, and disordered eating.
February 11, 2016: According to a recent study, air pollutants have an adverse effect on glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and blood lipid concentrations in Mexican-Americans, suggesting a connection between pollution and type 2 diabetes.
March 7, 2016: A study concludes that men with early-life poor physical fitness have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, even when BMI remains in the normal range.
March 10, 2016: Joanne P. Ikeda, MA, RD discusses why body esteem and self-esteem are beneficial; how societal messages affect children; and how we can counteract those messages.
March 10, 2016: Once again, Lane Bryant finds itself at odds with broadcast TV over a lingerie ad featuring fat models. Some accuse NBC and ABC of discrimination. NBC claims it provided some minor edits to comply with indecency guidelines. ABC has not commented. We suggest you watch the commercial and judge for yourself.
March 14, 2016: President Obama, speaking with Time magazine, talks about the benefits of having black men and women with more diverse body types represented in the media as role models.
March 14, 2016: Female high school students who are classified as overweight by BMI and notified that their BMI “falls outside a healthy weight” experienced no reduction in BMI or weight when assessed the following academic year according to a recent study.
March 14, 2016: As outlined in this recent article, the effects of the World War II era Minnesota Starvation Experiment on the men who participated will sound familiar to people who have, voluntarily or not, experienced calorie restrictive dieting.