Stuffing Chips - © Michael Moss - Salt Sugar Fat Book

Dr. Obvious has come out of COVID-19 self isolation long enough to share a report on a new learned study that makes a connection most of us could – and may already – have made between the lock down and childhood obesity. Is it any surprise to you that self isolation has increased childhood obesity?

Aunt Jemima now - © Quaker Foods

I was a little sad when I heard that Aunt Jemima Pancake Syrup was to be rebranded to remove the taint of its name and the image of a black woman that has literally been its face for 130 years. But it’s a key example of an issue that couldn’t go unaddressed in the current BLM revolution…

Canada Takeout Logo - © canadatakeout.ca

We told you previously in this space about an initiative to help local restaurants weather the COVID-19 storm by making every Wednesday ‘Take-out Day’. Some restos are re-opening for dine-in service, but many others are still offering take-out and delivery only, and #Takeoutday is still a ‘thing’…

Lab Mouse - © jax.org

Time again for a break from the COVID-19-related news… Today We’ll look at a couple of related studies by different research teams that bode well for future treatment of overweight and obesity. One identifies a new Fat-burning ‘switch’, and the other a new brain signalling system…