World Health Organization Pushing For 20-50% Tax On Soda, Sugary DrinksThe World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a tax of 20% to 50% on all sugar-sweetened drinks to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Obesity Three Times More Deadly For Men Than Women, Study FindsPutting on the pounds could cut short your life, according to research, and the news is especially bad if you’re a man.
SF Soda Health Warning Law Delayed By Order Of U.S. JudgeA San Francisco law that requires a health warning label on advertisements for sodas and other sugary drinks will not go into effect on July 25 as scheduled.
Breakfast Might Help Obese People Stay More Active In The Morning, Study ShowsWe’ve always heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there’s new evidence that while breakfast may not necessarily result in weight loss, it does result in obese people becoming more active.
Formerly Obese Still Plagued By Loose Skin As Insurers Look AwayShe exercised, dieted and lost 150 pounds. Now a woman is fighting to get rid of something else -- the folds of loose skin that hang from her body.
Bay Area Researchers: Cutting Sugar Improves Obese Kids’ Health In 10 DaysA new study from UCSF and Touro University in Vallejo found obese children who reduced their consumption of added sugar were able to improve their health in as little as 10 days.
Midlife Weight Gain Linked To Early Onset Of Alzheimer's DiseaseOne more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.
A Cure For Obesity? Scientists Discover Genetic Switch That Turns Off Fat CellsImagine being able to flip a switch and suddenly the gene in your body that makes you store fat, suddenly makes you burn it. The result? Weight loss -- obesity cured.
San Francisco General Hospital To Stop Offering Sodas, Sugary DrinksAnother San Francisco hospital plans to stop offering sugar sweetened beverages, saying that the drinks are unhealthy.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.
City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight ObesityA Northern California city says it's taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids' meals.
Nutritional Education Program Lowers Obesity Rates In Public SchoolsNutrition, victim of poverty, affects not only children’s health but also, their ability to learn and excel in school. Common Threads, a nutritional education initiative, is changing that.