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ADHD Research

Neurofeedback as a Treatment Intervention in ADHD: Current Evidence and Practice 

Authors: Stefanie Enriquez-Geppert, Diede Smit, Miguel Garcia Pimenta, Martijn Arns

Neurofeedback EEG Biofeedback

 
Health At Every Size Resources & Activism

Please note this list is NOT comprehensive! There are so many amazing activists out there, these are a few of the many great people sharing their work!

Sonya Renee Taylor:  The Body is Not an Apology

Aubrey Gordon AKA Your Fat Friend

Body Liberation with Lindley Ashline 

Dr. Joy Cox

Ragen Chastain

J Aprileo: Comfy Fat

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

Association for Size Diversity and Health

Resources for Advocacy (for yourself and to be an ally)

HAES Health Sheets 

Resources created and compiled by: Ragen Chastain, Louise Metz, & Tiana Dodson

What to Say at the Doctor's Office: 

Author: Ragen Chastain

Advocating For Yourself At The Doctor As A Fat Person Isn't Easy - Here's Where to Start

Author: J Aprileo

Health At Every Size Community x 

7 Ways to Uproot Your Anti-Fat Bias

Author: Aubrey Gordon

What Thin Privilege Really Means

Author: Christy Harrison

Thin Privilege, Rage and the Spotlight

Author: Lindley Ashline

The Binge- Restrict Cycle

Fasting for 24 Hours Heightens Reward From Food and Food-Related Cues

Authors: Jameason D Cameron, Gary S Goldfield, Graham Finlayson,  John E Blundell, Eric Doucet

Effects of Deprivation on Hedonics and Reinforcing Value of Food

Authors: Kelley Strohacker,  Katie C. Carpenter, Brian K. Mcfarlin

Fasting Increases Risk for Onset of Binge Eating and Bulimic Pathology: a 5-Year Prospective Study

Authors: Eric Stice, Kendra Davis, Nicole P Miller, C Nathan Marti

Effects of Weight Cycling

Consequences of Weight Cycling: An Increased Disease Risk

Authors: Kelley Strohacker,  Katie C. Carpenter, Brian K. Mcfarlin

A Descriptive Study of Weight Loss Maintenance

Authors: S Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, A Rissanen, J Kaprio

Medical, Metabolic and Psychologica Effects of Weight Cycling

Authors: K D Brownell, J Rodin

Weight Cycling and it's Cardiometabolic Impact

Author: Eun-Jung Rhee

Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Mortality in Overweight and Obese Individuals

Authors: Eric M Matheson, Dana E King, Charles J Everett

Weight Fluctuations and Risk for Metabolic Synrome in an Adult Cohort

Authors: A-C Vergnaud, S Bertrais, J-M Oppert, L Maillard-Teyssier, P Galan, S Hercberg, S Czernichow

Weight Variability and Incident Disease in Older Women: the Iowa Women's Health StudySA French

​Authors: SA French, ​AR Folsom, RW Jeffery, W Zheng, PJ Mink, JE Baxter 

Variability of Body Weight and Health Outcomes in the Framingham Population 

Authors: L Lissner, P M Odell, R B D'Agostino, J Stokes 3rd, B E Kreger, A J Belanger, K D Brownell

Effects of Weight Bias & Weight Stigma

Body Shaming and Weight Bias 

Author: Abby Bleistein

Everything We Know About Obesity is Wrong

Author: Michael Hobbes

Weight Science: Evaluating the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift

Authors: Lindo Bacon, Lucy Aphramor 

Obesity Paradoxes

Authors: Paul A McAuley, Steven N Blair

Weight Teasing and Disordered Eating Behaviors in Adolescents: Longitudinal Finding from Project EAT (Eating Among Teens)

Authors: Jess Haines, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Marla E Eisenberg, Peter J Hannan

Advancing Social Connection as a Public Health Priority in the United States

Authors: Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Theodore F. Robles, David A. Sbarra

Weight Teasing Among Adolescents: Correlations with Weight Status and Disordered Eating Behaviors

Authors: Jess Haines, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Marla E Eisenberg, Peter J Hannan

Obesity Stigma: Important Considerations for Public Health 

Authors: Rebecca M. Puhl, Chelsea A. Heuer

Weight Cycling
Evidence of Focusing on Habits & Behaviors (vs. Focusing on Weight)

Variability of Body Weight and Health Outcomes in the Framinham Population

Authors: L Lissner, P M Odell, R B D'Agostino, J Stokes 3rd, B E Kreger, A J Belanger, K D Brownell

What's Wrong with the War on Obesity?

Authors: Lily O’Hara, Jane Taylor

Healthy Lifestyle Habits and Mortality in Overweight and Obese Individuals

Authors: Eric M Matheson, Dana E King, Charles J Everett

The Obese Without Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering and the Normal Weight with Cardiometabolic Risk Factor Clustering: Prevalence and Correlates of 2 Phenotypes amon he US population 

Authors: Rachel P Wildman,  Paul Muntner, Kristi Reynolds, Aileen P McGinn, Swapnil Rajpathak, Judith Wylie-Rosett, MaryFran R Sowers

 
 
 
 
 
 
Evidence on Long-Term Weight-Loss Efforts

Methods for Voluntary Weight Loss and Control

NIH Technology Assessment Conference Panel

Medicare's Search for Effective Obesity Treatments: Diets are not the Answer 

Authors: Traci Mann, A Janet Tomiyama, Erika Westling, Ann-Marie Lew, Barbra Samuels, Jason Chatman

Comparison of Dietary Macronutrient Patters of 14 Popular Named Dietary Programmes for Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factor Reduction in Adults: Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomised Trials 

Authors: Long Ge, Behnam Sadeghirad, Geoff D C Ball, Bruno R da Costa, Christine L Hitchcock, Anton Svendrovski, Ruhi Kiflen, Kalimullah Quadri, Henry Y Kwon, Mohammad Karamouzian, Thomasin Adams-Webber, Waleed Ahmed, Samah Damanhoury, Dena Zeraatkar, Adriani Nikolakopoulou, Ross T Tsuyuki, Jinhui Tian, Kehu Yang, Gordon H Guyatt, Bradley C Johnston

Correspondence to: B C Johnston

 
Genetic Impact on Weight

The Response to Long-Term Overfeeding in Identical Twins

Authors: C Bouchard, A Tremblay, J P Després, A Nadeau, P J Lupien, G Thériault, J Dussault, S Moorjani, S Pinault, G Fournier

The Body-Mass Index of Twins Who Have Been Reared Apart

Authors: A J Stunkard,  J R Harris, N L Pedersen, G E McClearn

The Role of Genes in the Current Obesity Epidemic

Author: Yung Seng Lee 

Corruption, Big Pharma & Diet
 
 
Thin Privilege and Unlearning Anti-Fat Bias

7 Ways to Uproot Your Anti-Fat Bias

Author: Aubrey Gordon

What Thin Privilege Really Means

Author: Christy Harrison

Thin Privilege, Rage and the Spotlight

Author: Lindley Ashline

 
Resources for Movement or Physical Activity at a Higher Weight

Fat Kid Dance Party

Bevin Branlandingham

Jabbie Fitness Community

Joy Cox, Bunmi Alo

Dances With Fat

Ragen Chastain

 

Comfy Fat

J Aprileo

Eating Disorder Resources
Debunking the Utility of the BMI

Body Mass Index and Nine Year Mortality in Disabled and Non-Disabled Older Individuals

Authors: Alexander M Kulminski, Konstantin G Arbeev, Irina V Kulminskaya, Svetlana V Ukraintseva, Kenneth Land, Igor Akushevich, Anatoli I Yashin

Body Mass Index, Disability and 13 Year Mortality in Older French Adults

Authors: Mohamed Berraho, Chakib Nejjari, Chantal Raherison, Youness El Achhab, Nabil Tachfouti, Zineb Serhier, Jean François Dartigues, Pascale Barberger-Gateau

 

The Cost of Using BMI as a Proxy for Health

Authors: Linda Bacon, Lucy Aphramor 

 
 
 
Habituation

Habituation as a Determinant of Human Food Intake

Authors: Leonard H Epstein, Jennifer L Temple, James N Roemmich, Mark E Bouton

What's Weight Got to Do with It? Weight Neutrality in the Health at Every Size Paradigm and Its Implications for Clinical Practice

 Author: Deb Burgard

Examining Weight Supression as a Transdiagnostic Factor Influencing Illness Trajectory in Bulimic Eating Disorders

Authors: Pamela K Keel,  Lindsay P Bodell, K Jean Forney,  Jonathan Appelbaum, Diana Williams

Long-term Weight Loss Maintenance in Obesity: Possible Insights from Anorexia Nervosa

Authors: Loren M Gianini, B. Timothy Walsh, Joanna Steinglass, Laurel Mayer

Body Dysmorphia

Recent Advances in Understanding and Managing Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Authors: Georgina Krebs, Lorena Fernández de la Cruz, David Mataix-Cols

Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Authors: Aoife Rajyaluxmi Singh, David Veale

 
 
Books

Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Dopesick by Beth Macy

 
Books referenced on social media posts

Dreamland by Sam Quinones

Dopesick by Beth Macy

Shows

Dopesick on Hulu

Podcasts

Maintenance Phase (hosts: Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes)

She's All Fat (host: Sophia Carter-Kahn)

Foodpsych (host: Christy Harrison)

Food Heaven Podcast (hosts: Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones)

Unsolicited: Fatties Talk Back (hosts: Marquisele Mercedes, Da'Shaun Harrison, Caleb Luna, Bryan Guffey, and Jordan Underwood)

Comfort Food Podcast (hosts: Amy Palanjian and Virginia Sole-Smith)

 
 

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