Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video features one family’s experience with childhood obesity and the lifestyle changes they are implementing under their care team’s suggestions to combat the disease.
This video examines the combination of adverse health effects and the dramatic increase in childhood obesity rates over the past three decades, leading to what may be the first generation of American children who will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video explores the biology behind obesity: what it is, how it works in the body, and its associated risks and complications.
This podcast (without transcript) interviews a doctor who presents strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress, and suggests ways to improve the health of the next generation.
This news article examines the long-term effectiveness of weight-loss surgery, particularly stomach banding, in children.
This video examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese.
This video examines why, for all the remarkable high-tech tools available to medicine and for all the billions of dollars in drug research, there’s still no highly effective medication to prevent or reverse obesity.
Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the multifactorial nature of childhood obesity and the ways our society and lifestyle have contributed to this epidemic.
This news article discusses the obesity epidemic in the city of Louisville, KY, including KFC lobbyists’ push for food stamps to be used in fast food chains.
This video follows a group of New Orleans kids as they make a difference in their community by transforming their school lunch menu with healthier options.
This podcast (without transcript) takes a look at Mexico, one of the first countries to adopt a tax on sugary beverages, a ban on junk food advertisement during kids’ shows and movies, and a push towards healthier food in schools.
This news article examines the studies indicating a recent drop in the childhood obesity epidemic, and compares the rates of childhood obesity in recent years to previous decades.
This video focuses on the disconnect between the way our bodies have adapted to deal with food scarcity throughout time and our modern world of inactivity and abundance.
This research article reviews the empirical evidence for LA’s 2008 fast food ban and whether it is likely to target the primary levels of obesity.
Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video features several medical professionals within a multidisciplinary childhood obesity team, focusing on each role, what called them into the health professions, and what inspires them to treat this epidemic.
This podcast (without transcript), featuring an interview with an NYU Professor of Nutrition, indicates that there is a drop in childhood obesity rates in recent years in children ages 2-5.
This podcast (with transcript) interviews several medical experts in their discussion of soda companies, artificial sweeteners, and other issues surrounding today’s obesity epidemic.
This news article discusses the research an economist conducted around LA’s fast food ban.