Browsing the "obesity" Tag

Curbing the Rising Obesity Rate, One Soda At a Time

October 10th, 2012 | by Carali Van Otteren

Over the past few years, American society has put a focus on making healthier choices.  The rising obesity rate has many

What Does it Take to Change Our Bad Habits?

September 21st, 2012 | by Ben Krawitz

In this day and age, we are bombarded with images and information about health on perhaps more than a daily

Don’t Call It a Fat Tax

October 25th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

In his post yesterday, Kelly Brownell of TIME Magazine revived an old idea: tax soda. Various states and cities, he says, are considering leveling such a tax against sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Besides discouraging the consumption of unhealthful beverages, the economic benefits of such a tax, says Bronwell, would be significant

The Politics of Fat

October 3rd, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

There are two lovely posts that cropped up last week defending NJ Governor Chris Christie from attacks on his girth: Jonathan Chait’s Chris Christie is Fat. So What? in New York Magazine and Frank Bruni’s The Round and the Oval in the New York Times

Statistics and Weight Research

January 27th, 2011 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

Many of you reading our most recent issue may wonder how we can even raise the question of whether it’s possible

Americans Tipped the Scales

January 26th, 2011 | by Ben Krawitz

We’ve finally done it America- we are now living in a country with more obese citizens than overweight ones, according

The Trouble With Bariatric Surgery

December 8th, 2010 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

I find this kind of troubling: A federal advisory panel Friday endorsed an expansion of the use of Allergan’s Lap-Band stomach-restricting

Freedom: Too Big For One Seat?

December 8th, 2010 | by Leslie Horwitz

Obesity is a socially sensitive subject in America. However, in attempting to be accepting of all of humankind’s shapes and sizes, certain

Futile Entertainment on TV

November 11th, 2010 | by Aaron Bekemeyer

I’ve never been particularly fond of The Biggest Loser, a popular weight loss show on NBC that puts its contestants

More Cheese Please!

November 9th, 2010 | by Ben Krawitz

It’s safe to say that there’s almost nothing more satisfying than biting into a long-awaited piece of cheese pizza at

Corporate America Tackles Obesity

September 30th, 2010 | by Ben Krawitz

Okay, so Americans are fat: we know this already. It’s about time we do something about it rather than repeatedly restating

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