Topics :: obesity

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Group Funded by Coke to Fight Obesity Disbanding

By Candice Choi | Dec 2
A nonprofit funded by the Coca-Cola Co. to combat obesity is disbanding following revelations about the beverage maker's involvement with the group.

(Don’t) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

By Bobby McGuire | Apr 22
The Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

By Darlene Superville | Mar 15
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

Food Industry Cuts Calories Four-Fold Over Pledge

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 9
Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year.

Health Law to Put Calorie Info on Vending Machines

By Holly Ramer | Dec 26
Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year.

Doctors Told to Get Serious About Obesity

By Mike Stobbe | Nov 14
The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.

The Right Bacteria May Help Fight Obesity

By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 6
Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against it, say scientists at Washington University in St. Louis who transplanted intestinal germs from fat or lean people into mice and watched the rodents change.

Tax $$ At Work: Federal Agency Asks Why Lesbians Are Obese

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 14
The National Institutes of Health is spending $1.5 million on a study that examines why lesbians and straight men are more likely to be obese than gay men.

Studies Firmly Tie Sugary Drinks to Obesity

New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

Mississippi Tips Scale as Nation’s Fattest State

Rural Mississippi is the country’s fattest state for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual obesity report issued Thursday.

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