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Today's New England Journal of Medicine has an article, widely covered in the press, about how social networks effect both obesity and weight loss.
If a friend of yours gains or loses weight, you are statistically more likely to as well. One interesting speculation covered in the press is that what is considered "normal" and "acceptable" among friends changes.
Thu. Jul 26, 9:33am
They referenced the aticle on GMA this morning. Very interesting - it would explain why obesity has escalated to be such a problem, if your social stop gaps are not present.
Thursday, July 26, 2007, 10:16 AM
The Bloomberg article was pretty awful. It added a lot of "facts" not included in the study. If you're interested, here's the study from the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, July 26, 2007, 11:50 PM
The Bloomberg article pointed out the effects on "girls", especially when they came to discussing career opportunities. What about men????? I think this is indicative of yet another "social problem" that the article fails to address altogether.
Thursday, July 26, 2007, 11:57 PM
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There is another chain going about the NEJM article...the links are good and so is the discussion....check it out.
Friday, July 27, 2007, 2:22 PM
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