U.K. Sugar Tax Opponents Have Their Say

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The sugar tax opponents in the U.K. will diplomatically concede that a sugar tax might work — if sugar were the sole cause of obesity — which, alas, it is not.

The U.K. Moves Closer to Sugar Tax

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The UK is Europe’s third most obese nation, groaning under the expense of obesity-related illness. Will the long-awaited sugar tax change anything?

Scotland Sets the Pace

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Last November the Scottish branch of the National Health Service came out with a recommendation for government-run fat camps for kids.

What’s Up With Brown Fat?

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Recent research may help develop pharmaceuticals that activate “brown fat” — thus making a difference for people suffering from diabetes and obesity.

The Life and Times of Brown Fat

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Do children have more brown fat because they are thin, or are they thin because they have more brown fat?

Dr. Pretlow Speaks at ICBA 2017

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Dr. Pretlow gave an oral presentation in Haifa, Israel, at the 4th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions, on a pilot study of obesity treatment.

Freezing Fat and the Flaky Fringe

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Fat freezing is an FDA-approved treatment that has been around for a while, mainly under the name of CoolSculpting. But is it safe?

Mexican Sugar Tax Activists Walk on the Wild Side

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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

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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

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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.

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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