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Posted on June 29, 2013 by admin
The flaws in the current Centers of Excellence (COE) program are quite notable and the Michigan group’s data suggesting so are well known. However CMS considering throwing out COE (see links below) is ill-advised and premature. We all remember the ‘wild west’ times when there was NO designation in place to hold back the tide
Posted on June 21, 2013 by admin
As a psychologist who has devoted his entire career to obesity treatment and research I am thrilled that obesity has finally begun to be legitimized by the AMA. I am hopeful it will lead to great things in our battle for improved public health. However, I am somewhat concerned by the overall impression in the
Posted on May 13, 2013 by admin
In this 2011 study, the number of Subway restaurants was linked with higher obesity rates in 26 advanced economies – The study was published in Critical Public Health (De Vogli, Kouvonen & Gimeno, 2011). In my opinion, this is a fine example of why the myopic focus on the “evil” Sugar-Sweetened Beverage industry or “Big Food”
Posted on March 18, 2013 by admin
In a recent exchange about the relative merits of an expert commentary being made on a popular study; a highly respected individual in the health community, a scientist turned non-profit CEO, opened otherwise informed commentary on the article with this statement: “the ‘experts’ in this case are selling surgery so one might question their objectivity”
Posted on March 12, 2013 by admin
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I think sugary beverages are a good nutrition choice or that they do not contribute to obesity. Nor am I in the camp that feels that any attempt at public policy to improve public health is an affront to all things democratic. However we do have to weigh