obesity

medicine

Scientists Are Developing Injections That Could Stop You from Overeating

The experimental treatment, which has been tested on mice and monkeys, helped to treat obesity and diabetes, and changed food preferences.
Nick Rose
10.24.17
Fast Food Week

With Few Healthy Options, Egyptians Often Turn to Fast Food

Egypt has the highest rate of adult obesity in the world, and on-demand delivery by both Western fast food chains and local alternatives is only adding to the epidemic.
Edmund Bower
7.27.17
politics

House Republican Says to Cut Food Stamps to Pay for Trump's Border Wall

King also equated a rise in food stamps to a rise in obesity.
Alex Swerdloff
7.13.17
Health

Why Junk Food Should Be Sold in Plain Packaging Like Cigarettes

University of Cambridge neuroscientist Wolfram Schultz claims that the colorful branding of unhealthy foods causes people to overeat.
Daisy Meager
3.7.17
Fast Food

Fast Food Could Be The Reason Your Breath Stinks

Researchers strongly suggest that, before you pick up your toothbrush, you should pick up a piece of fresh fruit or a bowl of vegetables.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.11.17
Sugar

Why Nestlé Is Cutting the Sugar in Its Chocolate by Nearly Half

And without impacting flavor, apparently.
Phoebe Hurst
12.2.16
Health

A Meat Tax Could Save Half a Million Lives

Researchers at Oxford University have suggested a 40 percent tax on beef, as well as a 20 percent levy on milk and other meat products.
Daisy Meager
11.16.16
Health

New Study Shows We Consume More Sugar from Booze Than Soda

Recent findings from market research company Euromonitor reveal that adults from around the world take in more calories from alcohol than sugary drinks.
Daisy Meager
10.18.16
Health

Does Watching 'Spongebob Squarepants' Make Kids Fat?

If you’ve started to notice that your children are getting flabby, it could be because they’ve been spending their time watching Nickelodeon.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.17.16
Health

The Sugar Industry Paid Scientists to Downplay Sugar’s Health Risks

A report from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that researchers were lobbied by the sugar industry in the 1960s, allegedly to whitewash the link between sugar and heart disease.
Daisy Meager
9.14.16
Science

Teenagers Will Eat Healthily If They Think They’re Sticking It to the Man

According to a new study from the University of Texas, teenagers can be encouraged to eat healthy foods if they see doing so as a way to rebel against authority.
Phoebe Hurst
9.13.16
Health

School Kids’ Packed Lunches Are Just as Bad as They Were Ten Years Ago

Surveying packed lunches in primary schools across England, researchers from the University of Leeds found that just 1.6 percent met the nutritional standards required of the meals served in school canteens.
Daisy Meager
9.7.16