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This Week: In Brief (Feb. 7-14)

Sunday, February 14, 2010 Posted by Peter Janiszewski, PhD


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.

Sad news for those who play ultimate frisbee: The inventor of the Frisbee has died. RIP Walter Frederick Morrison http://bit.ly/cMjSRH

Stretching overrated? FSU study: pre-run stretching makes your run slower and less efficient. Sweat Science

Biggest Loser trainer Jillian sued over her weight loss in a bottle business: http://bit.ly/9gCWHL

Weird Food Fact: Chicken feet ranked Chinese moviegoers’ favorite snack: http://bit.ly/9ISCca

Wanted: Canadian Public Figure to Head Canada’s Obesity Strategy: Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes

The dangers of third-hand smoke? Nicotine on clothes worn by smokers can lead to cancer risk among kids: http://bit.ly/c8Z24q

Obesity soda tax fizzles as support sours: http://bit.ly/awxmGQ

Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to become 1st health-care centre in Canada to offer weight-loss surgery for teens: http://bit.ly/c0hqi6

Bad news for Wii Fit curing childhood obesity. Weighty Matters

Enjoy the Olympics, Valentine's Day, and Family Day tomorrow!

Peter Janiszewski




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