Junkfood Science: Pediatric Grand Rounds

January 28, 2007

Pediatric Grand Rounds

The new edition of Pediatric Grand Rounds has just been published and has a uniquely fun theme as Dr. Clark Bartram takes readers on a fascinating journey into dreamland. The collection of pediatric articles looks at the scientific reality and debunks popular beliefs about children in this make-believe world, such as food intolerance explanations for general symptoms that lack medical diagnosis, the epidemic of food allergies, the association between ear infections and later developmental problems, heavy metals as causing autism, “poor excretors,” benefits of dietary manipulations in preventing or treating autism, and the labeling obesity and overweight in children. And there’s something about a talking twinky in a cowboy hat....
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