Industry Sues Over Sugary-Drinks Crackdown

Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block the city’s move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.

The American Beverage Association and others sued the city Friday. City officials had no immediate response.

The city Board of Health approved the unprecedented regulation last month. It would stop [...]

Junk Food still in Schools

Nearly half of elementary school children can buy junk food at school, a trend that contributes to the childhood obesity epidemic [...]

What chemicals are contributing to making us fat?

No matter how much you try, does it seem harder and harder to keep weight off. Well part of the reason is that we are exposed to so many chemicals on a regular basis.

In her book ‘The 21st Century is Making you Fat’ former Ecologist Editor Pat Thomas details the full range of industrial [...]

5 Surprising Culprits Behind Obesity and Weight Gain

In this interesting article below by Mike Barrett featured on Infowars, we see some things you may not have thought of that will promote weight gain and even obesity. We know that diet and exercise play a major role but many who take care of these factors are still challenged when it comes to keeping [...]

Sick Population

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of U.S. adults have either unhealthy cholesterol levels or high blood pressure. [...]

Food Shortage hits

Almost 15% of US households experienced a food shortage at some point in 2009, a government report has found [...]

Obesity Costs

Nearly 17% of U.S. medical costs can be blamed on obesity, according to new research that suggests the nation’s weight problem may be having close to twice the impact on medical spending as previously estimated. [...]

Fat People hurt the economy

Loss of productivity due to obesity costs as much as medical expenditures for the condition, according to a new study that pegs the cost of obesity among full-time workers in the United States at $73.1 billion per year [...]

Obese youth

Weight loss programs seem to be becoming a necessity in the US, what with 2 out of 5 kids being obese or overweight. [...]

I’m not fat!

HealthDay poll finds 30 percent of those overweight think they’re normal size [...]

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