It seems that this was an interesting week for weight in the
All the major news
organizations ran a story discussing whether obese children should be taken
away from their parents and placed in foster care because it could be
considered child abuse. According to ABC
news Dr. David Ludwig an obesity expert at Children’s Hospital Boston wrote an
opinion piece that ran in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The author cites the case of a 12 year old
who weighed 400 pounds and had developed diabetes, cholesterol issues, high
blood pressure, and sleep apnea. He was
only recommending removal of children from their parents in extreme situations.
U. S. News (www.usnews.com)
ranked the top 20 diets from best to worst and it seems that the DASH diet won
top honors and the Paleo diet came in last (but only because the foods may be
too difficult to obtain).
A Times article commented on a new Harvard study that
suggests that “the quality of your food matters more than the calorie count”. No real surprise there to any of us who focus
on nutrient dense foods. What was
fascinating is that the worst food to eat is potato chips. The study showed that potato chips led to
more weight gain per serving than any other food.
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/23/study-the-best-and-worst-foods-for-weight-loss/#ixzz1SP32qweF