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.
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.
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 with an ad that says, basically, “Do not believe that science over there! Believe this science that says soda is tooootally fine for you.”
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."
According to one critic, this four-part HBO series -- which begins tonight -- offers a systematic examination of the obesity epidemic.
A closer look at how lobbying from the processed food industry is reshaping kids' health -- literally.
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.
It tuns out proximity to grocery stores might not influence people's actual eating habits.
There’s no way around it: The suburbs make us sick. One brave researcher has set out to spread the word -- and suggest healthy alternatives.