Obesity is a disease that involves having an excessive amount of body fat. It is a serious issue that increases the risk of other medical problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Our understanding of obesity is limited, though scientists from The Spanish National Cancer … [Read more...] about Scientists discover a way to reverse obesity in mice. Will humans be next?
A new study out of the University of Michigan School of Public Health suggests higher levels of vitamin D in the first year of life can help protect children against obesity in adolescence. The study, which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, used data … [Read more...] about High levels of vitamin D in first year may protect children from obesity
Future generations from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca may steer clear of obesity-related health issues, thanks to a new law passed by state officials, banning the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to children, in an attempt to reduce high obesity and diabetes … [Read more...] about Oaxaca state in Mexico bans sale of junk food to children to curb obesity
The world’s toughest controls over the promotion of sugary drinks, brought in by a nation beset by obesity, have cut purchases by nearly a quarter in two years, research has shown. Four years ago, the people of Chile were consuming more sugary drinks per head than any other … [Read more...] about Chileans now consume a lot less sugar after landmark public health law
A 2016 report found that sugary drinks are something rarely missing on the shopping lists of Americans who receive food stamps. According to the report, nearly 10 percent of the value of food stamps gets spent on soda. That’s more than $75 million worth of taxpayer money. This … [Read more...] about Ending this subsidy will significantly increase health