| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The beverage industry and many other Big Apple businesses were celebrating Monday after a New York state judge halted a ban on large sugary drinks a day before it was scheduled to go into effect.
The regulation, initiated by New York City Mayor...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:17 PM
At chain restaurants across the country, the ink is scarcely dry on new menus posting the calorie counts of food and beverage options. But already, public health experts are debating whether there might be better ways to influence Americans' nutritional...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is worried enough about an early death due to obesity that, two weeks ago under a fake name, he checked himself into a hospital and had lap-band surgery on his stomach. It is being reported that having his tummy tied has...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:30 PM
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Orphan Black Paul (Dylan Bruce)...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Is the feminist movement to blame for our expanding waistline?
In her book “Homeward Bound,” excerpted on Salon, author Emily Matchar points to food writers and experts who’ve pinned the problem on feminism. In driving women out of the...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I was a pioneer of childhood obesity.
By the time I was a junior in high school, I weighed more than 200 pounds. I was a fat kid before being a fat kid made you the topic of a national conversation and the first lady's pet project, back when Gatorade...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:45 PM
KFC’s new Li’l Bucket Kids Meals are launching at the chicken chain nationwide on the same day that consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest said nearly all kids meals “flunk nutrition.”
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic whose gladiatorial "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" assessments turned film reviewing into a television sport and whose passion for independent film helped introduce a new generation of filmmakers to...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 12:16 PM
If primary care doctors build intensive counseling programs to help their obese patients exercise, lose weight and get healthy, will they work? A new study finds that for half the population, at least, they will. For men and women alike, results will be...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:36 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has made the city's health a priority in his three terms, announced Thursday that obesity rates among elementary and middle-school students in public schools have inched down over the last five years....
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:19 PM
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The Israeli Parliament's move to ban skinny models from appearing in that nation's media may be less momentous than its efforts to thwart Iran's bid to build nuclear weapons. But to...