Obesity in house pets

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obesity in house pets The annual meeting (virtual, of course) of the American Society of Animal Science.Will feature an astonishing variety of topics over a four-day period, Sunday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Dr. Pretlow has been invited to speak on the afternoon of Monday, July 20, on the topic. “What’s causing obesity […]

Doubts About Body mass index

Science marches on, which sometimes causes embarrassment when new information emerges. This might be the case with body mass index or BMI, which is generally taken to be the best feasible way of measuring the risk and degree of obesity in children. A downloadable PDF file from Shape Up America! describes how a screening program […]

Coronavirus Chronicles Possible Life Hacks for Parents

A disclaimer has to be right up front in the title because nothing ever works for everybody, one-hundred percent, all the time. Claims of certainty should inspire scrutiny. On the other hand, it is always worth mentioning tips that have worked for somebody, especially if they happen to be backed by studies. These days, a […]

Kids Sports on childhood obesity

The American Academy of Pediatrics published guidelines for keeping kids safe if they engage in sports, these days. It is mostly common sense that shouldn’t even need to be verbalized. Of course, wrestling is risky. The combatants exchange bodily fluids and exhale in one another’s faces. And sports with shared equipment, from dodgeball to basketball, […]

Best Diet on dieting ?

As we have seen, the word “diet” is in itself a neutral term that simply means what a person or animal eats. From the Mid America Heart Institute, cardiologist James O’Keefe states, We’ve realized that diet is arguably the most important predictor of long-term health and well-being. The corollary to that is, most major health […]

Food and Diets for Childhood Obesity

Instead of “dieting” based on reducing calorie intake, nutritionist and nutrition science writer Maria Cross MSc, makes this recommendation: The long-term solution is easier, more effective and evidence based. It involves these three principles: 1. When you cut out unnecessary carbohydrates, you burn body fat 2. When you eat fat, you burn fat. 3. When […]

When Is a Calorie Not a Calorie?

The energy balance paradigm assumes that caloric intake and output can be accurately, consistently measured, and that “eat less move more” is the answer to everything. If actual experience stubbornly belies the ability of this formula to cover every case, it might be assumed that something is wrong with how intake and/or output are being […]