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Everyone pays the high cost of diabetes

Mar 7, 2013
New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Posted In: diabetes, American Diabetes Association, obesity, disease

Coke fights a new consumer battle: Obesity

Jan 15, 2013
Sugared drinks are under attack for contributing to obesity, especially among children. Coke's new campaign acknowledges the concern.
Posted In: Coca-cola, Coke, advertising, obesity

Greece's diet crisis: Greeks abandon traditional foods, and an obesity epidemic is the result

Oct 29, 2012
More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.
Posted In: Greece, obesity, food and drink

Healthier lunches helps school budgets

Sep 7, 2012
Schools in San Antonio found that when they replaced fatty foods on their lunch menu with healthier options, they sold more lunches and made more money.
Posted In: school lunches, obesity

Americans worried more about obesity than alcohol

Jul 19, 2012
A new study in the journal Lancet says lack of exercise now causes as many deaths as smoking. And according to the latest figures, obesity costs Americans about $200 billion a year in medical expenses. So perhaps it makes sense that for the first time, Americans polled by Gallup see obesity as a bigger problem than smoking or alcohol consumption.
Posted In: alcohol, obesity

IOC head questions McDonald's, Coke sponsorship

Jul 9, 2012
International Olympic Committee president Jacque Rogge is in a sticky spot. Asked whether he sees any problem with having McDonald's and Coke sponsor the world's biggest exposition of physical fitness, he admitted there could be issues with it.
Posted In: London Olympics, Coca-cola, McDonald's, obesity

Rebuttal: Obesity is not a choice

Jun 22, 2012
LA Times columnist David Lazarus argues that government should intervene to curb obesity, because citizens cannot protect themselves from the deluge of advertising from the food and beverage industry.
Posted In: Commentary, consumer freedom, obesity, david lazarus

Population growth: The problem of weight

Jun 18, 2012
The problems of a sustainable future for the planet don't stop at pure population -- it also matters what the people in that population are consuming, and how much they weigh.
Posted In: weight, Health, Food, obesity

Should the government help you lose weight?

Jun 8, 2012
Obesity is a recognized problem, but commentator Justin Wilson says it's a problem that's best solved by personal choices, not government intervention.
Posted In: Commentaries, obesity, Michael Bloomberg

Making a big deal out of the obesity crisis

May 14, 2012
John Hoffman, producer behind the new HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation," dicscusses why we need to pay attention to America's obesity epidemic now.
Posted In: obesity, HBO

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