Overweight & Obesity

Taking a bite out of food ads targeted to kids

(HealthDay)—Kids can be as strongly influenced by TV commercials as by the shows themselves, and many studies have found that tempting food ads have a particularly harmful effect, contributing to childhood obesity.

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Economists say sugar taxes likely to be effective

Debates on a proposed tax for sugar sweetened beverages in South Africa have reached fever pitch with the local food and beverage industry squaring up against the proposed sugary drinks tax expected to be implemented in April ...

Overweight & Obesity

Combating obesity as a market failure

The obesity epidemic is growing and becoming ever more costly in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. Generally, that is where agreement ends on the subject.

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Many foods marketed to children don't meet nutrition guidelines

(HealthDay)—More than half of the food and beverage products marketed to children do not meet the federal Interagency Working Group's nutrition recommendations, according to a study published April 23 in the U.S. Centers ...

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Appeals court: NYC's big-soda ban unconstitutional (Update)

New York City's crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on hold. New York's effort to cap soda portions has drawn national attention, including from diet companies lauding it as a groundbreaking step in America's war on ...

Overweight & Obesity

ECO: Industry-funded reviews query sweet drink, obesity tie

(HealthDay)—Reviews that are funded by industry tend to find the evidence weak for a causal link between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the increasing prevalence of obesity, while other reviews consider the evidence ...

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