Fat gene could revolutionize weight loss: FTO drug could bypass diet and exercise to help obese kids avoid adult obesity

An "amazing tour de force" study says a fat gene revolutionizes weight loss, reported the Associated Press on August 19. Scientists have finally traced how the FTO gene (the key obesity gene) makes people fat. Blocking the FTO gene with an obesity drug could bypass diet and exercise, as the only approaches to losing weight! Fat gene blockers could help overweight kids bypass an adulthood of obesity, too!Fat gene revolutionizes weight loss: FTO drug could bypass diet and exercise - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 

Free printable elephant crafts, Babar coloring pages, elephant-themed activities

Happy World Elephant Day on August 12! It's tusks up and trunks waving for elephants, or, as Winnie-the-Pooh would say, heffalumps! Children, do you want free printable elephant crafts and activities? Would you like to print coloring pages of elephants (of course you would!) Well, ask mom and dad to print these so you can celebrate Happy Heffalump Day! Special needs kids love animals, so why not use these for ECSE and PPI classes?



A famous elephant is Babar, and there are free printable Babar coloring pages from Educational Coloring Pages. Looking for children's literature about elephants? Read the Babar books, by Jean de Bruhoff. He introduced Babar to French children 1931 and was so loved the stories were translated. Laurent de Brunhoff continued his father's book series after Jean passed away. Get to know Babar then visit Hello Kids for even more free printable Babar coloring pages  Free printable elephant crafts, Babar coloring pages, elephant-themed activities - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

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