RECENT NEWS  Nov 20  Comment 
THE global cost of obesity has been pegged at a whopping $2 trillion. Meanwhile, the eurozone has experienced its slowest growth for 16 months.
NPR  Nov 20  Comment 
Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.  Nov 20  Comment 
The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.
New York Times  Nov 20  Comment 
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
Financial Times  Nov 20  Comment 
Annual costs are similar to those of armed conflict or smoking – and are growing
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 18  Comment 
People who work in night shifts are at increased risk of weight gain and obesity as they burn less energy during a 24-hour period than those on a normal schedule, according to a new study.
New York Times  Nov 18  Comment 
Exposure to secondhand smoke and roadway traffic may be tied to increased body mass index in children and adolescents, a new study suggests.
Motley Fool  Nov 17  Comment 
Europe is key for Orexigen's Contrave. Shares jumped despite problems with the U.S. launch.

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