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.
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.
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.
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.
May 11, 2012
It has been more than a decade since the Food and Drug Administration approved a new pill to fight fat. Now, as the obesity problem grows, several new medicines could be on the way.
Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.
Jan 5, 2012
Millions of Americans make resolutions to change the way they eat. But, can we change the way food is marketed to us?
Dec 21, 2011
The Washington State ferry system says it has to limit the number of passengers on board because the average passenger weight has increased -- by 25 pounds.
Nov 17, 2011
More employers are charging overweight workers or those who smoke more for health insurance.
Dec 13, 2010
Earlier this month on the Marketplace Morning Report, our regular segement with Stephan Richter, publisher and editor-in-chief of TheGlobalist.co...