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
November 9th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New research published in the recent issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, points to serious human health risks from low-level exposure to common agricultural chemicals.
Read More:Chemical Fungicide Linked to Obesity at Extremely Low Dose Exposure
October 19th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New health concerns for the nation’s growing obese population as a recent study found a connection to obesity and more severe cases of cancer.
Read More:Obesity Impacts Severity of Cancer, New Research Finds
October 2nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A new study published in the journal Diabetologia points to a link between certain prescription antidepressants and an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Read More:Curing Depression Linked to Rise in Diabetes
October 1st, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Another blow to the nation’s obese as a recent report compiled by former Pentagon military chiefs calls the nation’s obesity epidemic a “threat to national security.”
Read More:The Few, The Proud, The…Too Fat to Fight?
September 25th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Former Enron executive and one of America’s richest billionaires, John Arnold, is behind an operation funding cutting-edge new research programs on the nation’s obesity epidemic, reports
Read More:Obesity Research Receives Major Funding from Ex-Enron Executive
September 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Though long suspected because of its endocrine disrupting effects on the body, a new study is the first of its kind to connect BPA exposure directly to obesity rates in children.
Read More:BPA Levels in Obese Children Twice the Average
September 14th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks passed the New York City Board of Health’s approval process yesterday, making it the first city in the nation to enact such a ban.
Read More:Bloomberg’s New York City Soda Ban Approved
August 5th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine outlines the challenges Americans are facing in winning the battle against the nation’s obesity epidemic—mainly their own denial.
Read More:Denial About Obesity An Epidemic Itself, Researchers Say