obesity

Quitting Smoking Can Increase Weight More Than We Thought

Obesity is a growing health problem in the United States with prevalence rates rising from 13 percent in the 1960s...

Paving the Way towards Healthier Consumption Habits to Tackle Obesity: The Mexican Soda Tax Case

New evidence on the effects of the Mexican soda tax suggests successful intermediate effects of raising the real prices of sodas and avoiding shifts in consumption towards other caloric beverages.

Show Me the Calories? Calorie Counts on Menu Boards May Not Impact Consumer Choice in Restaurants

A new study finds that posting calorie counts on menu boards in fast food restaurants increases awareness of information but does not impact long-term purchasing decisions.

Too Much or Not Enough? Rethinking School Breakfast Programs

Research suggests that school breakfast programs may be falling short of the goal to provide universal access to a nutritional morning meal and may be contributing to unhealthy amounts of food intake.

Learned Behavior: With Parents in Prison, Do Children Develop Lasting Bad Health Habits?

With more and more parents in prison, what can we expect of their children’s health outcomes as adults?

Obesity at Home: How Parental Employment Can Negatively Impact Family Nutrition

The impact of working parents is linked to an increased risk of childhood obesity.

Are Health Policy Preferences Really About Health? The Hidden Influence of Biased Media Portrayals

A recent survey suggests that stigmatizing images of obese people in medical health articles can significantly increase reader support for policies that discriminate against the obese.

Rising Costs, Expanding Waistlines

What dropping ten pounds could mean for your state and your pocketbook