Posts Tagged ‘ObesityWeek’

Top 10 Most Read Obesity & Nutrition Stories in 2013

December 31, 2013 — Our top 10 most read obesity and nutrition stories in 2013 have two things in common. Many of them deal with distinction between evidence-based findings and suppositions presented as facts. And many of them provide a concise distillation of observations. Here are the stories that more people read than any others on ConscienHealth in 2013. Hot […]

Your Top 9 in 2013: Obesity News that Mattered Most

December 28, 2013 — The obesity news that mattered the most to you in 2013 says a lot about the people who follow ConscienHealth. Number one on the list is “misleading reports of nutrition and obesity research.” Who would have guessed that integrity of research reporting would be at the top of your list. We’re glad we asked. Below […]

Moscow Squats to Fight Obesity

November 22, 2013 — While we were all busy with the latest research at Obesity Week, the folks who run the subways in Moscow were busy solving the problem with squats to fight obesity. That’s right — 30 squats before a high-tech subway fare counter and you get a free ride on the Moscow subway. Obesity averted. You can […]

Three Reasons “Get Tough” Backfires

November 20, 2013 — New data presented at Obesity Week adds to the evidence that a naive “get tough” approach to obesity backfires. Scolding, judging, or lecturing patients with obesity leads people with obesity to: Change doctors Avoid healthcare But not to achieve a healthier weight   Kimberly Gudzune and colleagues at Johns Hopkins won special recognition from the […]

Five Groups That Understand Obesity Is More Than Personal

November 18, 2013 — Obesity is more than personal — it’s a medical problem and a community problem. Progress toward more evidence-based approaches to obesity is often hampered by convictions that obesity is a simple personal problem of bad choices. To shed light on perspectives of the public and healthcare professionals about obesity, ConscienHealth founder Ted Kyle and colleagues […]

Seven Closing Takeaways from Obesity Week 2013

November 17, 2013 — Now that everyone has hit the exits from Atlanta and returned to their favorite pillows, here are seven closing highlights from Obesity Week 2013. This has been a big, diverse meeting, full of energy. Media coverage has been extraordinary. The team working behind the curtain on all of the logistics made it seem remarkably smooth, […]

Wellness Programs for Bottom Lines, Employees Not So Much

November 13, 2013 — Employer-sponsored wellness programs are sprouting up throughout corporate America with the goal to get employees healthier and drive down the cost of health benefits. But how helpful are these programs? A new study presented today at Obesity Week found that wellness programs are commonly setting weight goals for employees, but most often they are paired […]

Three Highlights of Tuesday at Obesity Week 2013

November 13, 2013 — Tuesday at Obesity Week 2013 brought a sharp discussion of employer wellness programs, an examination how food technology might help with obesity, and new obesity treatment guidelines with thanks and recognition for Donna Ryan, who helped lead the process. Advocacy Forum: Employer Wellness Programs. A crowd of policy advocates and Obesity Week attendees engaged in […]

Three Things That Matter: Policy, Bias, and Research

November 12, 2013 — As the Obesity Week 2013 program gains momentum in Atlanta, you’ll find three things that matter to ConscienHealth on the agenda: policy, bias, and research. ConscienHealth and our collaborators are presenting five studies on these subjects. On the subject of obesity policy, we’re presenting a study of “Employer Wellness Programs, Weight Outcome Hurdles, and Obesity Treatment […]

Get Your Obesity Week 2013 Abstract Books Here

November 11, 2013 — If you are like us and you’re registered for Obesity Week 2013, you might have ignored an email last week from Obesity Week titled “Obesity Week Handouts are now available!” Sure the exclamation point grabs attention, but the first line of the email says it’s about ASMBS handouts being available. That was a signal to […]