Stories tagged with obesity

I Want Candy

Yes, candy is evil, but denying yourself on Halloween will only make you healthy and boring

A Gristory of candy love and hate.

Cities

Just living close to Walmart makes you fat

A new study finds that people living near big box stores have higher rates of obesity and diabetes. What's the connection? Look at the streets.

Food

Can ‘veggie prescriptions’ really make people healthier?

Better access to fruits and vegetables is key, but recent science suggests that lowering exposure to BPA, pthalates, and other endocrine disruptors might be just as important.

Food

Beverage industry to NYC: Ignore the mayor. Soda’s totally cool

Well, that didn’t take long. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that NYC would be banning sugary drinks if they came in containers bigger than 16 ounces. And today, the American Beverage Association is pushing back …

Food

HBO’s ‘Weight of the Nation’ should have taken focus on food system change further

One critic says the mini-series spent too much time focusing on size and not nearly enough on the politics and industry lobbying behind today's "obesity epidemic."

Food

‘Weight of the Nation’ takes a realistic look at a looming crisis

According to one critic, this four-part HBO series -- which begins tonight -- offers a systematic examination of the obesity epidemic.

Food

Is the ‘obesity lobby’ winning?

A closer look at how lobbying from the processed food industry is reshaping kids' health -- literally.

Sprawl

Car-centric neighborhoods linked to childhood obesity, finger-wagging

It should come as no surprise that children who live in neighborhoods that aren't walkable, lack playgrounds, and are full of fast food joints are twice as likely to be obese as kids in pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods with access to healthy foods.

Food

More evidence that grocery stores alone won’t solve the obesity crisis

It tuns out proximity to grocery stores might not influence people's actual eating habits.

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