NPR  Apr 26  Comment 
A new study finds 33 percent of American children between 2 and 19 are overweight, and 17 percent are obese. But researchers say they hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.
Forbes  Apr 26  Comment 
Fructose is already linked to obesity and diabetes, but a new study claims that it can also damage our genes.  Apr 23  Comment 
LGA survey finds 13% of parents feel awkward about asking for free water when eating out as alternative to sugary drinks Restaurants should routinely offer tap water to families to help fight child obesity, councils have said. Many restaurants...
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 21  Comment 
Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products like plastics, soap or nail polish may affect the amount of fat stored in the body, a new study has claimed. Phthalates are chemicals that give plas...
Forbes  Apr 21  Comment 
Remember that food journal you kept during the nutrition unit in health class? You had to jot down everything you ate and how much. Then you looked up the calories in a database and added them up. It was a tedious chore to merely confirm your...
MedPage Today  Apr 18  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Sweet tooth in absence of hunger predicts weight gain  Apr 15  Comment 
Timing of Mars Food’s announcement of new labels on its ready-made pasta sauces raises suspicions Food campaigners have cautiously welcomed an announcement by the food giant that makes Dolmio pasta sauces that it will be advising consumers to...
MedPage Today  Apr 8  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Korean study finds that arrhythmia may be associated with a person's girth
NPR  Apr 7  Comment 
Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are becoming more common all over the world. But the tiny Samoan islands now have the highest rates. An epidemiologist blames changes in diet brought on by globalization.
Forbes  Apr 7  Comment 
Sometimes it is harder to see things that move in slow motion. As two recent studies published in The Lancet have re-emphasized, the sheer magnitude of the global obesity epidemic dwarfs those of most other epidemics.

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