Overweight & Obesity

Fighting obesity with apps and websites

A pending component of health care reform would require restaurants and vending machines to list calorie information on menus to help fight obesity.

Medical research

Siberian herb could extend life, scientists say

A stubby little plant from the icy permafrost of Siberia just might help you feel better and live longer, University of California-Irvine researchers say. They found fruit flies fed extracts of Rhodiola rosea, or "golden ...

Overweight & Obesity

WHO urges action against obesity as poor nations get fatter

Alarmed at expanding waistlines around the world, the UN's health agency has urged countries to get serious about reining in a ballooning obesity crisis, proposing an action plan that includes taxing unhealthy snacks and ...

Overweight & Obesity

Brazil moves to combat rising obesity

Brazil launched a campaign Tuesday to combat the ballooning waistlines of its population—a trend it said costs nearly $250 million each year in treatment of obesity-related diseases.

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