A New Disease: Obesity

Even though one third of the American public is considered obese, the American Medical Association only recently made a decision to make obesity a disease. The June, 2013 decision will encourage doctors to devote more time to helping patients improve their eating habits and control their weight. Additionally, it may promote insurance reimbursement. Since obesity [...]

National Study Indicates Junk Food Laws May Reduce Children’s Obesity

A recent study, conducted by the Journal of Pediatrics, revealed that children who reside in states that have strong laws regarding the sale of junk food may be less likely to become obese. Dr. Daniel Taber, who led the study, concluded that consistent laws in each grade are crucial for the junk food laws to have [...]

Consumer Health: Will New York City Ban Sale of Large Size Sodas?

Politicians are public leaders, but can they create laws that will eliminate choices from the public’s diet? Dr. Robert Lustig stated in a 60 Minutes episode about sugar addictions that eating sugar creates “a public health crisis.” According to Dr. Lustig, sugar can be addictive and cause many serious health problems. More recently, Mayor Michael [...]