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.
Over three years, a campaign urged Howard County, Md., residents to pare back on sugary drinks. And it worked.
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.
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.
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.
Three cities in California, as well as Boulder, Colo., adopted taxes on sugary drinks, a move aimed at combating obesity.
A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes.
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.
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.
Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.
A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.
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.
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?
New evidence shows that obese children who cut back on sugar get significant health benefits after only ten days.
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.
A new study reveals that a tax on sugary drinks implemented in Berkeley, California has increased soda prices much less than expected.
A new study reveals “little evidence” for a correlation between obesity and a person’s local food environment.
Researchers have found that people who can vividly imagine smells are more likely to be obese than those who do not.
The FDA has given shelf-stable trans fats an expiration date. They must be phased out of the food system within three years.
To the dismay of health advocates, Dunkin' Donuts is the latest fast food chain to consider home delivery services.