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April 6, 2011

HealthyWage, an online network that pays members who improve their health, on Tuesday announced registration now is under way for its "Houston Matchup" competition — a citywide weight-loss contest that will reward top-performing teams with a total of $18,000 in cash prizes.

March 30, 2011

The "battle of the bulge" can be won by adding sleep and relaxation to diet and exercise, according to a new study.

February 22, 2011

A new Harris Poll published Tuesday suggested that many doctors are doing little or nothing to help their overweight patients to lose weight.

February 16, 2011

In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles among consumers, CVS/pharmacy and Weight Watchers have developed a mutually beneficial rewards program.

January 21, 2011

Obesity rates continue to soar among the U.S. population, particularly in children. And the result, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported, leads both to “psychosocial problems and to cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, high cholesterol and abnormal glucose tolerance or diabetes.”

January 5, 2011



Sales of diet-aid and weight-loss solutions for the past year have been relatively flat, but a confluence of factors — childhood obesity approaching “epidemic” status combined with the real need to reduce escalating healthcare costs connected to obesity — could become a real driver behind weight-loss products in the coming year. 


December 7, 2010

As a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee convenes to decide whether or not to approve a new drug for treating obesity, two nonprofit groups centered on the epidemic said more means of addressing it are needed.

November 10, 2010

Heading into the 2010 holiday shopping season, Americans appear ready to repeat unhealthy eating and...

November 8, 2010

While many consumers claim to have adjusted their diets to include more healthy food and...

October 11, 2010

New research by Duke University found that obese workers cost U.S. employers $73.1 billion a...

October 7, 2010

A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that the...

August 19, 2010

Safeway on Thursday announced a change to its eScrip fundraising program by asking schools and...

August 9, 2010

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that those with a...

August 3, 2010

The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more tripled in two...

July 15, 2010

Lobbying by the American Beverage Association has squashed state government plans to put the much-debated...

July 15, 2010

The possibility of a new drug for treating obesity suffered a setback Thursday as a...

July 7, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $10 million to 10 national...

June 29, 2010

Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in...

June 28, 2010

SymphonyIRI Group and the Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday released research finding the behaviors of...

June 17, 2010

A new survey released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National...

February 28, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug to...

February 10, 2010

Obese children carry a risk of dying before age 55 years, more than twice that...

February 1, 2010

A new study published in the February issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine...

January 12, 2010

First, the bad news: According to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control...

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