If our pediatric clinic is like most others, visits between families and clinicians can be adventurous.
Any clinician who’s cared for individuals with obesity can attest to how variable the causes and consequences of excess weight can be and that the body mass index is only a proxy, indirect measure of health status. Continue reading
Historically, clinical researchers conducted their research “on subjects” rather than “with participants”. Beyond terminology, this difference reflects a philosophical shift and evolution in how clinical research is conceptualized, planned, and conducted. Continue reading
Why do people gain weight? Why is it difficult to maintain weight loss over time? What are the factors (big and small) that impact energy balance? Continue reading
People rely on numerous sources of information to inform decisions in health and health services, including clinical experience, respected colleagues, or data from the ‘latest and greatest’ randomized controlled trial. Continue reading