Two major health organizations are calling for taxes on sugary drinks and other measures to help curb childhood obesity and related health risks. Continue reading Medical Groups Call for Taxes on Sodas and Sugary Drinks
Americans have continued to get bigger but not any taller since the turn of the millennium, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. According to the report, the average adult American’s weight and waistline have both expanded over the past 18 years, while the average adult’s height has stayed flat if not shrunk a bit. Continue reading Americans Have Stopped Getting Taller But Continue to Get Heavier, CDC Says
With nearly 40 percent of the world’s population now classified as obese, and increasing evidence pointing to sugar as the culprit, people are turning to foods that contain low-calorie sweeteners to give them the sweet taste they enjoy, without the risk of gaining weight. However, new research from George Washington University in the U.S. suggests that artificial sweeteners may actually increase a person’s risk of becoming obese. Continue reading Your Low-Calorie Sweetener Could Be Making You Fat
Colorectal cancer is on the rise in young people. Don’t freak out.
The obesity rate among U.S. women continues to tick upward, with the latest study showing that about 40 percent of American women are obese.
However, the obesity rate in U.S. men has stayed about the same over the past decade, the study found.
BEING FAT SUCKS. I’m not judging; I’ve been overweight all my life. Obesity puts you at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even some cancers.
The world is getting fatter. But now a study by researchers from Imperial College London suggests we’ve reached a new milestone, with more people in the world being classified as obese than underweight for the first time.