New York Times  Oct 2  Comment 
The soda industry has won local battles against taxes intended to counteract obesity, but as sales slump, it is losing the war of public opinion.
Forbes  Oct 1  Comment 
A new study looks at the risks of extreme obesity in children.
MedPage Today  Sep 30  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Updates from the Heart Failure Society of America meeting
Clusterstock  Sep 30  Comment 
America may be the world's leader in the obesity epidemic , but it's not the leader in the amount of fat we eat. In terms of overall fat consumption, we're ranked 12th on a list of the top 20 countries who eat the most fat, according to a...
Benzinga  Sep 30  Comment 
Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZFGN), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders, today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted...
New York Times  Sep 28  Comment 
A soft-drink company’s philanthropy wins it praise despite its sugary contribution to obesity in America.
GenEng News  Sep 24  Comment 
Intarcia Therapeutics said today it will acquire Phoundry Pharmaceuticals for an undisclosed price, in a deal the buyer said will enhance its internal efforts to build upon the clinical success of its Phase III GLP-1 therapy ITCA 650. Phoundry...
GenEng News  Sep 24  Comment 
Peptide therapeutics developer Rhythm Pharmaceuticals said today its subsidiary won a $1 million research grant from the FDA Office of Orphan Products Development toward an ongoing Phase II study of its MC4 agonist setmelanotide (RM-493). The...
Forbes  Sep 24  Comment 
Back in 1980, no U.S. state had a rate of obesity higher than 15 percent. In 2014, however, obesity rates were 30 percent or higher in 22 U.S. states, according to a recent report entitled The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier...
NPR  Sep 23  Comment 
Obesity, with all its dire health consequences, is hitting some ethnic groups harder than others. Environment plays a big role. And it affects not just individual health, but the health costs of all.

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