Obesity

In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a shop owner reaches into a drink display refrigerator at his convenience store in Kent, Wash. A study on America’s eating habits released on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 shows only slight improvement from 1999 to 2016. While adults cut down a bit on added sugars and ate marginally more whole grains, they still eat too many sweetened foods and unhealthy fats. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
September 24, 2019 - 8:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' diets are a little less sweet and a little crunchier but there's still too much sugar, white bread and artery-clogging fat, a study suggests. Overall, the authors estimated there was a modest improvement over 16 years on the government's healthy eating index, from...
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This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)
September 09, 2019 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. Eating habits in the U.S. have changed significantly in recent decades, and packaged bars, chips and sweets have spread into every corner of life. In the...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo shows two overweight women in New York. On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, health officials are reporting fewer new cases of diabetes in U.S. adults _ even as obesity rates continue to climb. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 28, 2019 - 7:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of new diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009. Earlier...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and some pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a program that was produced in conjunction with the Sesame Street children's television show to educate children about nutrition and health. Lead author of a analysis released on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Dr. Amanda Perak, a heart specialist at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital, says in most cases, kids can improve cholesterol levels by adopting healthier habits _ eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and less processed food, and exercising more. Researchers studied data from health surveys in 1999 through 2016 involving 26,000 U.S. kids aged 6 to 19. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 21, 2019 - 8:06 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 file photo, Miranda Taylor, 20, poses for a portrait outside Christ College of Nursing and Health Science in Cincinnati. When she was 16 and weighed 265 pounds, she had obesity surgery. Taylor lost more than 100 pounds, along with severe depression, pre-diabetes and an obesity-related hormonal condition. "I feel awesome. It's like a new life," she says. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 16, 2019 - 9:13 am
Teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as those who have the operation as adults and are more likely to have other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure go away, a study finds. The results suggest there's a benefit from not waiting to address obesity. Researchers say...
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February 14, 2019 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That's based on the fact that he's now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, the Coca-Cola logo appears above the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. With obesity becoming a more pressing global problem, two January 2109 reports in science journals are calling for policies that limit industry influence and reviving debate about what role food companies should play in public health efforts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 29, 2019 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola was a funder. The Inter-American Development Bank's management told Coke it hadn't been aware of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, a young girl mimics the pose of a Chinese Olympic athletes depicted in Coca-Cola advertising, at the Olympic green in Beijing. The International Life Science Institute, a group funded by the food industry, undermined China’s efforts to keep obesity rates in check by overemphasizing the importance of physical activity rather than dietary restrictions, according to a new paper. The group sponsored obesity conferences on exercise science with speakers including Coke-funded researchers and a Coke executive. ILSI says it does not profess to have been perfect, but that it has adopted stricter guidelines. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)
January 10, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — China's efforts to keep obesity in check have been undermined from the inside by the food industry, according to newly published research. A scholar of Chinese society at Harvard University traced how a group funded by Coca-Cola and other food companies enjoyed close ties to Chinese...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at a hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. The U.S. cancer death rate has been falling between 1991 and 2016, and so far there’s little sign the decline is slowing, according to a report released on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 08, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also are having a positive impact, experts say. But it's not all good...
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This undated image provided by Eisai in August 2018 shows the company's Belviq medication. For the first time, a study found that a drug can help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems. Doctors say the results may encourage wider use of Belviq to help fight obesity. Results were discussed Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at a European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. (Eisai via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 12:06 pm
For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic. The drug, Belviq, has been sold in the United States since 2013...
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