Obesity

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Bake Sales The Next Battleground For Childhood Obesity? Doctors Offer New Guidelines For Treating Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a new policy statement that wants parents and teachers to consider healthier or non food options when it comes to bake sales, birthday parties and fundraisers.

02/24/2015

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Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn Fat

Raise a toast to your waistline. A new study finds a certain chemical consumed when you drink a glass of red wine is not only good for your health, it can help overweight people burn fat.

02/07/2015

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Binge-Watching Linked To Loneliness, Depression, Obesity

Binge watching your favorite shows online can cause feelings of loneliness and depression.

02/01/2015

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Daylight Savings: Falling Forward Instead Of Back Could Lower Child Obesity Rate Researchers Say

This year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will turn back one hour, but some researchers say falling forward would lower children’s obesity rate.

10/27/2014

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Stanford Researchers Looking For Chocolate Milkshake Drinking Volunteers

Children between the ages of 4 and 8 are needed for a study on how the brain responds to milkshakes to better understand how individual differences in anticipating and tasting pleasurable foods influence risks of becoming overweight or obese.

08/14/2014

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San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November Ballot

A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.

07/22/2014

Students exercise at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: Obesity Costing Alameda County Billions Every Year

Alameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.

07/11/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Voters To Decide On Penny-Per-Ounce Soda Tax This November

The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks. Diet sodas and juice would be exempted.

07/02/2014

A customer shops for soft drinks in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by Beverage Digest, sales of carbonated soft drinks in the United States fell 1.2 percent in 2012 to 9.17 billion cases. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supes Drum Up Support For Soda Tax Measure

It was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.

04/17/2014

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Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

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