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August 21st, 2015

Podcast 183: An Obesity ‘Switch’ in the Genome Described

There’s a kind of “wall switch” in the human genome that’s been newly described. It seems to be able to turn on and off genes controlling the efficiency with which we burn fat. The study describing the finding in the New England Journal of Medicine reads like a genetic research tour-de-force, showing how the whole circuit […]


September 30th, 2011

Podcast 132: In discussing a child’s overweight with parents, words matter

Words really do matter, and for clinicians discussing a child’s overweight with parents, words can hurt, stigmatize, and discourage parents from taking the right actions. In a brief interview, the author of a Pediatrics study talks about the best approach to take in these discussions. There are no “magic words,” rather the approach should involve […]


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