Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Computers not needed 

Co-blogger Bryan forwarded this article on childhood obesity and a new computer mechanism intervention.

If one were to believe that childhood obesity is a purely a matter of intake receptors being ignored and that the treatment is to teach children to re-attune to the messages of satiation, then this would be a wonderful mechanism for treating childhood obesity.

And in the alternate reality where this is true, I have ocean-front property in Arizona.

Childhood obesity has two root causes: over-intake of the wrong foods and lack of adequate exercise. Neither of these causes will be impacted by hooking a beeper to a weight scale under a plate.

Children need to have a balanced diet and opportunities for physical activity. Period. Dot. The End.

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