Supplementary readings

Additional links to content, to act as supplements in your studies and provide a broader scope of information.

Biswas, A., Oh, P.I., Faulkner, G.E., Bajaj, R.R. et al. (2015). Sedentary time and its association with risk for disease incidence, mortality, and hospitalization in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine162, 123–132.

David, L.A., Maurice, C.F., Carmody, R.N., Gootenberg, D.B. et al. (2014). Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome. Nature505, 559–563.

Dulloo, A.G. & Montani, J.P. (2015). Pathways from dieting to weight regain, to obesity and to the metabolic syndrome: an overview. Obesity Reviews, 16, 1–6.

Hemmingsson, E., Johansson, K. & Reynisdottir, S. (2014). Effects of childhood abuse on adult obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 15, 882–93.

Higgins, G.A., Sellers, E.M. & Fletcher, P.J. (2013). From obesity to substance abuse: therapeutic opportunities for 5-HT 2C receptor agonists. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences34, 560–570.

Ioannidis, J.P.A. (2013). Implausible results in human nutrition research. British Medical Journal, 347, f6698.

Warburton, D.E., Nicol, C.W. & Bredin, S.S. (2006). Prescribing exercise as preventive therapy. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 174, 961–974.

The good old health food store. I wouldn’t typically recommend a newspaper or magazine article as a substitute for a scientific paper in relation to health practices. However, Michael Schulson has written a piece for The Daily Beast that is just wonderful. If you’re skeptical about some of the things I commented on in relation to pseudomedications, this funny (but also serious) article does a better job than I did.

A second article, this one by Larry Scwartz, in Salon magazine, is also very informative and scientifically credible.

A word on homeopathy. I can’t help but recommend that you read a blog I wrote on this topic (entitled the Flim Flam Man). It may not be the best blog written on the topic, but I’m recommending it because I get to do that as the author of this section.