Here are the supporting materials for Episode 28 ''Leave Them Kids Alone! The Problems With Weight Loss Programs For Teens’
The past year or so has seen the re-emergence of commercial programs and research studies that aim to make larger-bodied kids smaller in the name of ‘health’. In this episode I look at the growth trajectories of larger-bodied kids, the links between weight loss efforts and height and weight growth, and psychological factors that need consideration in this vulnerable group of people.
- Understand the observed effects of insufficient energy intake on the progression of puberty
- Identify the short and long term risks of intentional weight loss efforts during adolescence
- Appreciate the arguments made by weight loss researchers for the difference between self-restriction and professionally led weight loss programs
This download includes:
- Learning outcomes
- Links to key articles
- Further reading
- Summary information
- Self-Test Quiz (with answers!)
Episode 28 Supporting Materials
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