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Overweight and obese individuals can achieve a decade's worth of important health benefits by losing just 20 pounds, even if they regain the weight later that decade.
New York City residents got their fair say Tuesday in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of large sodas in area restaurants, movie theaters and other public venues, many supporting the ban as a way to fight obesity, but others opposing the measure, calling it pointless and unfair.
"The obesity crisis is made worse by the way industry formulates and markets its products and so must be regulated to prevent excesses and to protect the public good," writes a leading food expert in this week's PLoS Medicine.
American grocers joined forces with food and beverage producers to unveil a new system on Monday for placing nutritional information on packages ahead of plans from US regulators, who have pushed for clear and accurate labels to help fight the growing obesity epidemic in the United States.
Legislators and researchers are pushing for a tax on the nationâ€™s sugary soda drinks in order to fight obesity and bring in additional revenue of about $15 billion each year.
Health experts are hoping that people will lose their sweet tooth with the institution of a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages.
The USDA on Thursday reported that it could make no connection between an obesity epidemic and the $73 billion food stamp program of fiscal 2009.
In America's ongoing battle of the bulge, one strategy to combat the nation's obesity epidemic has generated more than a decade's worth of attention and controversy -- the "fat tax."