Defining “success” in preventing or managing obesity is usually based on a measure of weight (kg), BMI (kg/m2, z-score, percentile), and/or body fatness/composition. Continue reading
A number of articles in the popular press (as well as academic journals) have reported consistently that vaccines do not cause autism. While this myth is one of the most common making the rounds currently, the fields of nutrition, fitness, and weight management are jam-packed full of myths that are debunked when scrutinized.
Over the past decade, there’s been a lot of interest in adding a ‘sin tax’ to discourage consumption of less nutritious foods. The primary target – sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).
Over the years, a number of papers and commentaries have been published to address this question.
Teens tend to have a tougher time making and maintaining healthy lifestyle changes compared to children. Continue reading
If our pediatric clinic is like most others, visits between families and clinicians can be adventurous.