Obesity

The free office pizza is piling up the calories for many Americans, says the CDC. Pic: ©GettyImages/Ivanko_Brynjakovic

Freebie office snacks full of empty promises, says CDC report

By Gill Hyslop

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that free snacks at work make up a weighty amount of the – empty – calories daily consumed by approximately 140 million working Americans.

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Bermuda launches sugar tax consultation

By Rachel Arthur

Bermuda has launched a public consultation for its proposed sugar tax, which would cover sugar-sweetened beverages, candies and plain sugar.

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Dr William Dietz, director, the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, George Washington University

60-second interview: Are kids' diets getting better?

By Elaine Watson

First, some sobering statistics* from the CDC: Almost one in five (17%) of Americans aged 2-19 are dealing with obesity, which affects 8.9% of 2-5-year-olds, 17.5% of 6-11-year-olds and 20.5% of 12-19-year-olds, and continues to disproportionately impact...

Smartphone use now makes up the majority of screen engagement among young children. A recent study found over one-half of 3 year olds had been given their own tablet. ©iStock

Screen time contributes to Santa-like waistlines: Study

By Will Chu

Gifts given from the heart this Christmas may not be good for waistlines as a study identifies popular presents such smartphones, tablets and video games as contributing to obesity rates in children.

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