US Task Force Recommends Children Be Screened for Obesity

The USPSTF recommended in an article in JAMA this week that children ages 6 and older be screened for obesity.

http://jamanetwork.com/learning/audio-player/14506131?resultClick=1

Physical Exercise At Various Tempos Useful For Improving Physical Fitness

Study demonstrates that physical exercise at various tempos is useful for improving physical fitness, developing motor skills, and thus probably preventing obesity complications.

Benefits of a regular vs irregular rhythm-based training programme on physical fitness and motor skills in obese girls.

Racil G1, Elmontassar W2,3, Rommene I2, Tourny C4, Chaouachi A2, Coquart JB4.

Sugar Restriction in Overweight Kids Associated With Rebound Snacking

A recent study found that “overweight adolescents restricted from sugar intake consume greater amounts of sugar when they are later given access to high-sugar foods”.

J Acad Nutr Diet. 2017 May 18. pii: S2212-2672(17)30335-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.025. [Epub ahead of print]

Sugar Restriction Leads to Increased Ad Libitum Sugar Intake by Overweight Adolescents in an Experimental Test Meal Setting.