Oh No! Adult Obesity Rates Still Rising

Oh No! Adult Obesity Rates Still Rising

Childhood obesity seemed to be leveling off in the US in the last year. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for us adults. 27.2 percent of Americans are now obese, a full percentage point up from last year. To paint … Continue reading

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The Amazing Story of Addictive Junk Food

The Amazing Story of Addictive Junk Food

The New York Times Magazine has published an excellent, albeit long, feature on The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food. It’s quite a long read, but really impresses upon the reader what amazing efforts the food industry has taken (and … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation

Whether you have HBO or not, you should watch the 4 part miniseries Weight of the Nation. It is available free online. The documentary covers many aspects of the obesity situation in the US, and comes out with a clear … Continue reading

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Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

First Lady Michelle Obama has a legacy she wants to leave behind: drastically reducing childhood obesity. Yesterday at a Mayors Conference in Washington DC,  she announced a new initiative in this spirit, to be formally announced in February. After presenting … Continue reading

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