Nearly all doctors say that the sharp growth in Type 2 diabetes around the world and the obesity epidemic are linked to excess sugar consumption, according to a new report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.
New mothers and obese people, two groups not typically regarded as risk groups, were found to have a higher risk of death and other severe outcomes from influenza, according to a global study sponsored by the World Health Organization that was released Tuesday.
Eisai, the U.S. pharmaceutical arm of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., announced the launch of a new website, "Closing the Gap: Obesity Management for Employers," to provide employers with an educational resource for information about obesity management.
Data released this week by federal health officials showed that between 2008 and 2011, the obesity rates of low-income preschoolers declined in 19-of-43 states and territories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.
The manufacturer behind the diet-aid supplement Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences International, recently introduced two new formats to its popular weight-loss franchise: Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Sprinkles and Pro Clinical Hydroxycut Gummies.
The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization released its annual "The State of Food and Agriculture Report" recently, finding that the adult obesity rate in Mexico was 32.8%, compared with 31.8% in the United States.
A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.
A group of 16 food and beverage suppliers, including PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and General Mills, has exceeded its goal of reducing trillions of calories from foods in the marketplace ahead of schedule, the group announced this week.
Those older than 40 years may be making a negative impact on the future of the U.S. economy with the way they eat, live and keep track of their health, according to a white paper released Wednesday by the MetLife Mature Market Institute and co-authored by the Center for Healthy Aging.
True Drinks, a healthy beverage provider, has launched a new marketing campaign behind its Aquaball healthy kids' drinks in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" healthy food and exercise campaign to battle childhood obesity.
As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, RightSize Health and Nutrition has introduced three new smoothie formulas, new packaging and a new website loaded with smoothie recipes and weight-loss tips and advice.