Show: September 9, 2012:
- Are laws restricting sugary snacks effective in fighting childhood obesity?
- What are the consequences of unintended pregnancies?
- What is the relationship between fitness and grades in adolescents?
- Is there value in adding ultrasound technology to routine mammograms?
- How does mobility affect the diagnosis of breast cancer?
- Can meditation combat loneliness?
- How can personal narratives serve to influence public health policy?
- Can the overuse of technology precipitate forms of mental illness?
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Are laws restricting sugary snacks effective in fighting childhood obesity?
Interview: Daniel Taber, Ph.D., postdoc researcher, University of Illinois - Chicago Health Policy Center.
Daniel Taber, Ph.D., postdoc researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Policy Center, conducted a study that compared the weight of children in states with stringent laws about the consumption of sugary drinks and snacks in schools against states with no such regulations. Dr. Taber discusses the results of his study and his recommendations for legislation to keep school-aged children within a healthy weight range.