This Week: In Brief (March 15-21)

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and we encourage those of you with active Twitter accounts to communicate with us there to get real-time updates of all the stuff we are discussing (Follow Peter and/or Follow Travis). For those of you who shy away from Twitter, enjoy below the best mini-stories that we came across during the prior week along with links to the original source so that you can follow the full story.

  • I love lentils - they are a great way to have a filling
    meat-free meal.  Darya Pino looks at how (any why) you should cook and
    freeze them in large batches (Summer
  • Will restricting food promote obesity? (Dr
    Sharma's Obesity Notes
  • Alberta to
    follow Nova Scotia's lead and offer fitness tax breaks up to $500 (Macleans).
  • The demise of
    the sponsored supplement in peer-review publishing (STweM).
  • Cycle
    ergometers that simulate training, including the turns! (Globe
    and Mail
  • Peter's favourite workout this week (CrossFit).
  • And finally, my
    weekly picks of the best Health and Clinical Research from (Research



Those were our
favourite stories from the past week, feel free to add your own to the
comments section below.  And to see what we are reading in real-time,
don't forget to check us out on Twitter
a great weekend!


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