Obesity

2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Louisiana is the fattest US state (34.7% obese) and Colorado the least with 20.5%, against a national average of 28.1% (Photo: Tony Alter/Flickr)

OBESE ADULTS REPLACE LOST CALORIES WITH EVEN MORE SOLID FOOD - ACADEMICS FIND

Diet drinks alone can't bear US obesity burden, and may even worsen it...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Obese US adults drink ‘significantly more’ solid food and consume more calories than obese peers favoring sugar-sweetened drinks, says a large-scale study questioning the impact of diet drinks on weight control.

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

Stevia boosts reduced sugar drinks category

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Stevia-derived sweeteners have given the reduced sugar beverage category a boost, as manufacturers look to appeal to consumers looking for fewer calories without artificial sweeteners, according to a Euromonitor analyst.

The good news is, we have many options. The important question is which approaches work best under what circumstances. It would be tragic if five years from now, we were still lacking evidence to choose the best mix of policies,” said Nicholas Freudenberg, faculty director at the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College.

A recent Museum of Food and Drink round table debated the merits and shortfalls of the large soda ban.

Delving into Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size soda

By Maggie Hennessy

Earlier this month, New York City’s Museum of Food and Drink hosted a panel discussion at New York City’s CUNY School of Public Health examining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed cap on super-size sodas, which was rejected by the state...

Aussie research finds that coffee is not good for weightloss

Aussie research finds that coffee is not good for weightloss

By RJ Whitehead

Western Australian researchers hoping to demonstrate improved cardiovascular function among coffee lovers have found that drinking too much of the brew may actually be linked to worsening of the metabolic syndrome.

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