May 17th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Many approaches have been employed in curbing the cases of obesity, which continue to skyrocket. But how about eating bugs? According to a UN report, it may be the next best weapon against obesity.
Read More:Would You Eat Bugs to Lose Weight? UN Says Dining on Insects May Reduce Obesity
May 11th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Coca-Cola—the world’s top-selling manufacturer of soft drinks—has announced efforts to target the growing obesity epidemic by encouraging physical activity and plans to cease marketing efforts directed towards children under the age of 12.
Read More:Can Coca-Cola Cure Obesity?
April 29th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Roundup, the best-selling glyphosate-based herbicide marketed by Monsanto, has been linked to several new health risks including obesity, autism and cancer, according to new research.
Read More:Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide Linked to Obesity, Cancer, Heart Disease and Autism
April 1st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
Recent studies published in Science Translational Medicine and in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism point to the key role intestinal bacteria play in how easily people gain or lose weight, reports the New York Times.
Read More:How Much Do You Weigh? It All Depends on Who Lives in Your Gut
March 24th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
A recent report released by Harvard health researchers have connected the consumption of sugary soft drinks and sodas with as many as 180,000 deaths each year around the world, with 25,000 of those deaths occurring in America, making it the third highest country on the list.
Read More:Is “Big Soda” the New Tobacco Industry?
March 12th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
A New York State Supreme Court judge invalidated New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent controversial ban on sodas and sweetened soft drinks yesterday.
Read More:Bloomberg’s Soda Ban Fizzles, Judge Rules in Favor of More Big Gulps
March 10th, 2013 - Lacy
Two years after adopting a policy which required at least half of all snacks sold in vending machines at parks and recreation facilities be considered healthy, Seattle’s city council is extending the policy to all of the city’s properties.
Read More:Seattle City Vending Machines to Carry Healthy Snacks
March 4th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The prevalence of diabetes—now at epidemic levels in the U.S.—shows a strong correlation to sugar intake, more so than whether or not a person is obese, according to new research published in the journal PLoS One.
Read More:Sorry, Sweet Tooth: Sugar Intake, Not Body Weight, Biggest Diabetes Risk
January 4th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
In the country’s ongoing Battle of the Bulge, leading culprits have been identified including our fast-food-obsession, those gigantic, sugary soft drinks, and trans fats. But what about antibiotics? Writing for Mother Jones, food and ag blogger, Tom Philpott, narrows in on the rising obesity epidemic and the use of antibiotics in factory farming. More than [...]
Read More:Obesity Connected to Antibiotics in Animal Products
December 30th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
If you’re used to running into your local 7-Eleven for Big Gulps and Snickers bars, you may need to look elsewhere. The New York Times reports the chain has added fresh, healthier fare to its more than 8,000 U.S. locations.
Read More:The Next Whole Foods? 7-Eleven Offerings Get A Healthy Upgrade