Obesity Epidemic

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    February 27, 2015  

    Lifelong obesity, now common in the U.S., is beginning to change how Americans age. Along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, one in three adults is obese, and many who have lived with the negative health effects of excess weight are entering their senior years. Special correspondent Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports on the added costs, disabilities and challenges for older obese patients. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2013  

    According to a new report from the CDC, Americans’ consumption of fast food has declined and kids are eating fewer calories, suggesting that efforts to fight fat may be working. Ray Suarez discusses the state of the obesity epidemic with Michael Moss, author of "Salt, Sugar, Fat," and former CDC official Dr. William Dietz. Continue reading