The latest health news on e-cigarette safety, childhood obesity rates on the decline, and why calorie information on restaurant menus isn't making a landslide of a difference
The good news about obesity is that recent trends suggest that its rate of increase in Americans has stabilized. The bad news is that many of us are already overweight or obese, and a significant part of the problem, as suggested by a recent study in The American Journal of Medicine, is a widespread decrease in physical activity.
Of all the misconceptions we regularly deal with at ACSH, the mangling of cause and effect is way up there. Between the generally poor state of American scientific acumen and groups that have a vested interest in obfuscating the truth for their own purposes, we will never run out of topics.
We ve commented before on studies that demonstrate the benefits of bariatric surgery for weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes. Most of these studies have not followed the participants for more than a few years, leaving open the question of whether or not these benefits are maintained. A new study, one that followed participants for 18 years, has just been published in the latest edition of JAMA.
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First, the bad news. A report just published in The Lancet depicts a true obesity epidemic. On a lighter and certainly brighter note, a new study published in the journal Obesity refutes the rather bizarre theory that diet beverages are linked to weight gain rather than weight loss.
The latest health stories from the hefty price of cancer, the unintended consequence of a successful HIV drug, and why we shouldn't tax food to fight obesity
We ve been hearing them for years proposals to tax certain foods or beverages because of their purported health effects. Now a Belgian professor, Olivier de Schutter, has issued a statement, according to a Reuters report, that Unhealthy diets are now a greater threat to global health than tobacco.
Another blogger voice is adding fuel to the anti-vaccine movement. Sharyl Attkisson, an investigative journalist, reports the findings of
A new study by Dr. Ivan Ngai and colleagues from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City suggests that women who are diagnosed with
In an entry on the Well New York Times blog, Jane Brody cogently describes the origins and uses (and misuses) of the Body Mass Index or BMI (body weight divided by the square of height).