By Sy Mukherjee on April 1, 2014
The findings are especially concerning since high cholesterol in young children can mean a higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.
By Sy Mukherjee on February 14, 2014
A first-of-its-kind proposal in California would make companies put warnings about obesity and diabetes on sodas.
By Sy Mukherjee on February 10, 2014
Simply opening up supermarkets with fresh produce may not be enough to encourage healthier eating habits.
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By Tara Culp-Ressler on February 6, 2014
The public health issues at stake are much more complicated than one individual woman's body size.
By Mason Atkins on January 31, 2014
A new study finds that children who are overweight or obese by the age of five are more likely to stay that way.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on January 23, 2014
The sandwich chain will bring its kids' meals in line with the government's nutritional standards.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 23, 2014
Long John Silver's has decided to remove trans fats, one of the largest promoters of heart disease, from all of its meals.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on January 17, 2014
Negative and moralizing coverage that stigmatizes overweight individuals doesn't do anything to help improve public health.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 15, 2014
A new study finds that most children are exposed to food and beverage marketing at their schools, usually for unhealthy products.
By Sy Mukherjee on January 14, 2014
There are signs that America is making real progress against youth obesity. But a new study suggests that these gains are limited to affluent teenagers.