New York Times  Dec 19  Comment 
Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday, a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation European Union for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight employees.
MedPage Today  Dec 18  Comment 
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Insurance Journal  Dec 18  Comment 
The European Union’s highest court extended discrimination laws to obesity, saying employees in limited situations may be able to sue over firings if their weight hinders or limits them at work. Workers who are so overweight that they can’t do...
Financial Times  Dec 18  Comment 
Ruling may change how employers in Europe treat overweight staff
MedPage Today  Dec 17  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Transcription factor boost improved obesity, diabetes in mouse models.
Yahoo  Dec 15  Comment 
Federal and state officials are growing alarmed over the mounting share of government-provided health care going toward treating obesity as the number of overweight Americans continues to rise. In the ...
NPR  Dec 11  Comment 
Young kids who don't get enough shut-eye, or who are noisy breathers when they doze, are more likely to have weight issues as adolescents, a British study suggests.
Forbes  Dec 10  Comment 
For a half century, suburbs have been blamed for just about everything --- from racial division to obesity and even global warming. Yet desperate as life in the burbs is said to be, the majority of Americans -- and roughly 85% of those in...

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