Seven U.S. states now have adult obesity rates of 35 percent or higher, up from zero states just five years ago, according to federal data.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
If more Americans are exercising, how can more also be getting fatter?…
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
If you’re a candy lover or denier, you may want to blame one of your liver hormones, according to a new study.
By Nsikan Akpan
The FDA rolled out new rules for nutrition labels on packaged foods and drinks Friday, designed to highlight the amount of “added sugar” and calories in a given product. The measures, which take effect this summer, are part of a…
By PBS NewsHour
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
Disney, fearing a scandal, tried to press a journal to withdraw research paper from a controversial scientist.
By PBS NewsHour
According to a new study from the World Health Organization, diabetes cases have quadrupled over the last 40 years, mostly in poorer nations. Today, 8.5 percent of all adults worldwide suffer from the chronic disease, and 3.7 million deaths are…
Coca-Cola, the world's largest producer of sugary beverages, had been a partner and sponsor of the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the Academy is now ending its relationship after revelations that the company has paid for scientific research playing down…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look and reported Tuesday that being overweight or obese at age 50 may affect the age, years…
A study published this week in the American Journal of Public Health shows that obese people are statistically unlikely to lose weight and keep it off.
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