January 21, 2011

Obesity rates continue to soar among the U.S. population, particularly in children. And the result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, leads both to “psychosocial problems and to cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, high cholesterol and abnormal glucose tolerance or diabetes.”

January 5, 2011



Sales of diet-aid and weight-loss solutions for the past year have been relatively flat, but a confluence of factors — childhood obesity approaching “epidemic” status combined with the real need to reduce escalating healthcare costs connected to obesity — could become a real driver behind weight-loss products in the coming year. 


November 10, 2010

Heading into the 2010 holiday shopping season, Americans appear ready to repeat unhealthy eating and...

November 8, 2010

While many consumers claim to have adjusted their diets to include more healthy food and...

October 12, 2010

A weight management services provider and a drug maker are teaming up to fight obesity....

October 11, 2010

New research by Duke University found that obese workers cost U.S. employers $73.1 billion a...

August 19, 2010

Safeway on Thursday announced a change to its eScrip fundraising program by asking schools and...

August 9, 2010

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that those with a...

August 3, 2010

The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more tripled in two...

July 15, 2010

Lobbying by the American Beverage Association has squashed state government plans to put the much-debated...

July 15, 2010

The possibility of a new drug for treating obesity suffered a setback Thursday as a...

July 7, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $10 million to 10 national...

June 30, 2010

Japanese drug maker Eisai will market a drug in the United States that was developed...

June 29, 2010

Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in...

June 28, 2010

SymphonyIRI Group and the Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday released research finding the behaviors of...

June 17, 2010

A new survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National...

May 17, 2010

Sleep apnea may cause metabolic changes that increase insulin resistance, according to researchers from the...

February 10, 2010

Obese children carry a risk of dying before age 55 years, more than twice that...

January 12, 2010

First, the bad news: According to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control...

January 5, 2010

Obesity rates continue to climb in the United States as smoking rates decline, according to...

September 17, 2009

Here’s the latest in meal replacement bars — a bar that not only replaces a...

September 10, 2009

The complications that can result from unhealthy eating among middle-aged and elderly Americans with Type...