Soda Money Fuels Obesity?

The two major soda companies, Coco-Cola Company and PepsiCo, sponsored programs at 96 national health organizations between 2011-2015. These "sweet deals" helped them lobby against 29 public health bills intended to reduce soda consumption and promote better nutrition. Organizations such as the American Diabetes Associaiton, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American…

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Are Food Industry Fingers in Dietary Recommendations?

The British Medical Journal, in a series of four articles traces, how food industry funding of research may influence biases in dietary recommendations.

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Friends Influence Friends to be Active

When it comes to exercise, kids tend to imitate their friends. Vanderbilt University researchers found the largest influence on how much moderate-to-vigorous physical activity 5-12 year olds in after-school programs got was how much their close friends got. The kids in this ethnically diverse group also altered their activity level by 10% or more to match their…

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