obesity epidemic

In another sign that efforts to reduce childhood obesity may be having an impact, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found increases in physical activity and the consumption of healthy foods among 11 to 16-year-old Americans.
Sep 23, 2013   USA Today
A new study published this week in the American Journal of Public Health links 18.2 percent of premature deaths in the United States between 1986 and 2006 to obesity, a nearly fourfold increase over what had widely been cited.
Aug 17, 2013   Los Angeles Times
Gina Kolata reports on the findings of two new studies that question the very concept of food deserts in poor neighborhoods, and the connection between fresh food access and obesity.
Apr 18, 2012   The New York Times
A study conducted in Illinois has found no correlation between rates of obesity to suburban sprawl, as was previously believed.
Feb 10, 2011   US News