Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger

New York City’s billionaire mayor wants to ban super-sized sodas and other sugar-packed drinks. Some 58 percent of New Yorkers, explains Mayor Michael Bloomberg, currently rate as either overweight or obese. Their excess pounds are driving up the city’s...
Feeding Obesity

Feeding Obesity

Attention foodies: There’s a new craze in Cuisine World, and it’s going 180 degrees in the opposite direction from the much-publicized healthy-eating movement. It has nothing to do with dressing locally sourced beets and arugula with artisan balsamic...
Vegan Confessions

Vegan Confessions

If you invented a pill that offers long life, good health, and a body to be proud of, you’d make a fortune. Bottles would fly off the shelves. Suggest a change in behavior that achieved the same result, however, and what do you get? Catcalls, derisive comments,...
The Skinny on Farm Subsidies and Obesity

The Skinny on Farm Subsidies and Obesity

Obesity has reached epic proportions in the United States and its price tag is soaring. With one-third of adults and more than 12 million children and adolescents obese, the direct and indirect medical costs of this scourge total as much as $147 billion a year. The...
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