Another Look at Contagious Obesity


Studies show that people who are related and/or live together share large swaths of their microbial populations.

Where Is the Flaky Fringe?


Today’s absurd joke too often becomes tomorrow’s reality, as is the case with some of the obesity-related “cures” and theories.

Mexican Sugar Tax Activists Walk on the Wild Side


Coca-Cola uses bribery, intimidation and coercive campaigns to squash the rivals and those trying to reduce soda consumption in Central and South Americas.

Mexico As Soda Tax Lighthouse


Whenever the idea of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages to prevent obesity is discussed people react by asking for studies. Problem is, there aren’t many.

How Mexico Got Its Soda Tax


The connections between poverty and obesity are familiar territory. No government wants to deal with them, but a sugar tax brings at least partial satisfaction.

More Tales of Mexicoke

coca-cola-containers-beach-mexico reports that, in some areas of Mexico, the Coca-Cola Co. buys up all the water, so there is basically nothing to imbibe except their products.

Tales of Mexicoke


One of Coca-Cola ads set in Mexico has been called racist, condescending, and an attempt to force consumer culture down the throats of indigenous people.

Coca-Cola Prospers Despite Setbacks


Coco-Cola’s response to requests for decreased sugar was to sell drinks with the same proportionate amount of it but in smaller units.

The Ongoing Saga of Coke & Friends


Is Pepsi competing with Coca-Cola to be the poster child for the Promote Child Obesity While Pretending to Care club?

The Microbiome and Prader-Willi Syndrome


Researchers are trying out genetic manipulation, appetite-curbing drugs, cognitive therapy, electric stimulation of the brain, and more, to combat PWS.

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