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2015-01-22 12:27:24

In the latest interview series from FutureFood 2050, researchers and thought leaders weigh in on cutting-edge strategies that may help drive down skyrocketing rates of obesity around the world.

kids shows and unhealthy foods
2014-07-05 05:22:34

Unhealthy foods and beverages are regularly portrayed in a positive light on children’s television programming in the UK, according to new research currently appearing online in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.

2014-06-17 13:28:53

A tax on sweetened soft drinks could be an effective weapon in the war against obesity, generating weight losses of up to 3.64 kilograms as individuals reduce their consumption.

Taxes On Unhealthy Foods Needed To Help Fight Obesity Epidemic
2014-05-19 13:57:54

As the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 67th session of the World Health Assembly gets underway this week in Geneva, a UN investigator is making the case for health experts to push harder to fight the growing obesity epidemic.

2014-02-03 10:29:16

Governments could slow – and even reverse – the growing epidemic of obesity by taking measures to counter fast food consumption.

2013-12-17 11:29:16

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes.

2013-06-11 11:26:27

The association between district and state policies or legal requirements regarding competitive food and beverages (food and beverages sold outside the school meal program) and public elementary school availability of foods and beverages high in fats, sugars, or sodium was examined in a study Jamie F. Chriqui, Ph.D., M.H.S., and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Online First)

Tax On Soft Drinks And Junk Food Could Curb Obesity
2012-12-12 16:39:24

As the New York City mayor tries to put an end to the growing obesity trend through limiting giant sodas in movie theaters, one study suggests maybe he should've implemented a sugary drink tax instead.

2012-09-18 23:09:27

Addressing the obesity epidemic by preventing excess calorie consumption with government regulation of portion sizes is justifiable and could be an effective measure to help prevent obesity-related health problems and deaths.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.