Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – Baby Fat Can’t Be Blamed for Obesity

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, shares her unique brand of insight about new research indicating high birth weights and infant levels of baby fat do not translate to obesity later in life.

NEW YORK, NY – January 24, 2012Social media medicine expert Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently published an article on her website, that discusses the results of a new study out that puts to rest speculation about adult obesity being a product of higher birth and infancy weights.  The article, titled “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Baby Fat Can’t Be Blamed for Obesity” also sheds light on her opinion of one of the ways society can curtail the actual problem of adult obesity.

Dr. Anderson writes, “A new study … reveals that regardless of a shifting trend toward larger babies, adult obesity levels are unchanged based on that fact.  Conducted at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, data from an 82-year period was used to follow the birth weights and beyond of babies born in the southwestern region of the state of Ohio.  Right around the 1970s babies began to get progressively larger, registering at approximately a pound heavier than those born in previous years.  The newer babies’ lengths were also recorded at about a half-inch longer.

But here is where it gets interesting:  at one year of age, all babies averaged out to be the same weight – regardless of whether they were of the older days’ variety with lower birth weights or the newer generations when the typical weight at birth was significantly higher. ”

“What, then, could be the reason for an obesity epidemic in America – and the rest of the world?  The answer is a simple one.  Lack of education is the biggest contributor to obesity.  Education is paramount in order for people to be able to ward off early signs and indications of living adulthood as obese individuals.  We need to see to it that proper nutrition counseling is made mandatory for each and every school-going child and his or her parent(s).  You can’t blame fast food chains for your gaining weight when it is you that drives up and orders the 800-calorie monstrosity that will take years to burn off, if it ever gets burned off.  It’s not anyone else’s fault if someone does not go to the gym and work out regularly, despite warnings from their doctors.  The truth is that it all boils down to self-control, self-esteem and self-reliance.  And none of these things are remotely possible without the basic education needed to support these important building blocks of health…”says Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the REAL World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the REAL World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in tae kwon do and has completed two marathons.

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