Coca-Cola uses bribery, intimidation and coercive campaigns to squash the rivals and those trying to reduce soda consumption in Central and South Americas.
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.
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.
Prof. of Microbiology Liping Zhao investigates the interactions between host genetics, diet and the microbiome, using himself as a subject.
After the weight loss surgery, even when the patient seems to be doing fine, the psychological benefits may alternately spike, drop or disappear.
Research shows that despite their long-term success with weight loss, the patients’ mental health on average deteriorated past even their pre-surgery level.
What are the challenges faced by people who go on to lose a huge proportion of their body weight?
A child who never becomes overweight is far less likely to become an obese teen or a morbidly obese adult.
We’ve been following the story of Oklahoma City’s transformation, when Mayor Mike Cornett led the people to undertake what was described as a war on fat.