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 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 11, 2010

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

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...

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...

February 28, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug to...

January 12, 2010

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