January 21, 2011

The beginning of a new year is weight-loss season, and to help those who made such a resolution track their progress, this Target store in Rogers, Ark., featured scales on an endcap.

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. 


December 8, 2010

A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has recommended approval for an investigational diet pill.

December 7, 2010

As a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee convenes to decide whether or not to approve a new drug for treating obesity, two nonprofit groups centered on the epidemic said more means of addressing it are needed.

November 10, 2010

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

November 8, 2010

Two drug makers conducting a late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating overweight and...

November 8, 2010

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

October 24, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a regulatory approval application from Arena Pharmaceuticals...

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...

October 7, 2010

A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that the...

October 7, 2010

Clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke has led to...

September 30, 2010

Diabetes could partially be related to air pollution, according to a new study....

September 26, 2010

Nestle will set up a health-and-wellness division to address such problems as obesity, cardiovascular disease,...

September 16, 2010

An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration has given a thumbs-down to a...

September 12, 2010

Diabetes quickly has grown into one of the top disease epidemics in the United States,...

September 1, 2010

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine's small-business technology transfer program, part of the...

August 19, 2010

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

August 12, 2010

Weis Markets on Tuesday announced the introduction of its Weis Mystery Tours, a new field...

August 9, 2010

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

August 5, 2010

A group that promotes education and awareness around diabetes is calling on the government and...

August 3, 2010

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

July 18, 2010

Research and development pipelines are flowing with a record number of drugs for treating diabetes...

July 15, 2010

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