Coca-Cola is receiving backlash for its donations to obesity research.

Coca Cola throws its weight into obesity research

Aug 10, 2015
NYT reporter explains the strategy of more exercise instead of less soda.
Posted In: Coca-cola, obesity, soda

The new math in healthcare: make money by saving money

Jun 22, 2015
The idea: lower medical costs a lot by spending a little more on social services.
Posted In: diabetes, obesity, health care, caring for the 5/50s
An overweight woman walks along a street in Mexico City. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, according to the OECD.

How Mexico is fighting obesity

May 18, 2015
The obesity rate in Mexican children has reportedly tripled in the past decade.
Posted In: obesity, Mexico, junk food, public health

In Mexico, things go better with...water

Apr 10, 2015
Mexico is fighting obesity by urging people to drink less soda and more water.
Posted In: Mexico, obesity, soda tax, water

Medicare open enrollment brings change

Oct 15, 2014
Medicare's annual open enrollment period starts today. What has changed?
Posted In: Medicare, baby boomers, obesity

FDA approves new weight-loss drug

Sep 11, 2014
It's made up of a combination of drugs used to treat depression and addiction.
Posted In: obesity, FDA

The science of food and sound

Apr 2, 2014
Why businesses are interested in 'neurogastronomy'
Posted In: obesity, Food

As fast food makes inroads, India's obesity rate rockets

Mar 31, 2014
For many better-off young Indians, Western-style fast food is considered cool. And as they down burgers and sugary sodas, obesity is spreading.
Posted In: obesity, bbc world service, fast food

Diabetes' new frontier: China

Mar 24, 2014
Hundreds of millions of Chinese have moved to the city, leaving behind farmer’s diets.
Posted In: China, diabetes, obesity

U.S. may be turning corner in the fight against obesity

Feb 26, 2014
The decrease in youth obesity rates could slow healthcare costs.
Posted In: Health, care, healthcare, youth, obesity