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June 21, 2017

 

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Soda Taxes Making Ripples

Several municipalities across the US are looking into benefits and side effects of soda taxes that have recently passed or are now going into effect.

March 14, 2017

 

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How A Maryland County Cut Soda Sales Without A Soda Tax

Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks. And it worked.

March 9, 2017

 

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Study: Fewer Overweight People Try To Lose Weight

Some worry what this trend means for chronic disease. Others see an upside: Diets often fail, but a healthy body image can lead to healthy outcomes.

February 23, 2017

 

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Vanuatu Goes Local To Fight Obesity

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.

January 18, 2017

 

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Food As Medicine: It’s Not Just A Fringe Idea Anymore

Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care.

November 10, 2016

 

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Voters In 4 Cities Pass Soda Tax Measures

Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.

October 11, 2016

 

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WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe To Tax Soda

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes.

September 15, 2016

 

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The Rest Of Food Industry Pays For Lots Of Research, Too

A new study reveals the sugar industry's efforts 50 years ago to shape opinion on how sugar affects health. Today, companies continue to fund nutrition studies.

August 7, 2016

 

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Most Of Us Think We Eat Healthy, Evidence Says We’re Wrong

80 percent of American adults don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet a Truven Health Analytics poll suggests we eat with blinders on.

June 30, 2016

 

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Chile Fights Child Obesity With Labels And Toy Ban

Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

April 27, 2016

 

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Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady

A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.

December 10, 2015

 

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Supermarkets Missing Mark In Food Deserts

A recent analysis found that of the 1,500 new supermarkets promised for food deserts by next year, only about 250 have opened in those neighborhoods so far.

November 23, 2015

 

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Obesity Rate Rises, Cornell Researchers Question Why

The obesity rate rises again. Well over one-third of adult Americans are obese. But a new Cornell study questions, is junk food really the cause?

November 2, 2015

 

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Study Shows Fast Gains In Child Heath For Cutting Sugar

New evidence shows that obese children who cut back on sugar get significant health benefits after only ten days.

September 23, 2015

 

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Obesity Rates Climb, But Fast Food Not Alone In Blame

According to a couple new reports, obesity rates in every state in America top 20 percent, while one-third of U.S. children are consuming fast food daily.

September 7, 2015

 

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Study: Gains From Berkeley Soda Tax Smaller Than Expected

A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.

July 17, 2015

 

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Study Says Links Between Obesity And Food Deserts Are Thin

A new study reveals “little evidence” for a correlation between obesity and a person’s local food environment.

July 9, 2015

 

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Imagined Smells Linked To Obesity

Researchers have found that people who can vividly imagine smells are more likely to be obese than those who do not.

June 17, 2015

 

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Trans Fats To Be Phased Out Within Three Years, Says FDA

The FDA has given shelf-stable trans fats an expiration date. They must be phased out of the food system within three years.

June 10, 2015

 

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Door For Delivery

To the dismay of health advocates, Dunkin' Donuts is the latest fast food chain to consider home delivery services.

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