Posts Tagged ‘childhood obesity’

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and the Obesity Crisis

Posted by • October 10th, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City recently proposed a novel experiment to combat the rising obesity crisis in the United States – banning the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) larger than 16 ounces.  According to New York Public Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, the new ban is based on evidence that sugary drinks are the… Read More…

Childhood Adiposity and Cardiovascular Risk

Posted by • November 16th, 2011

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and has moved beyond public health discourse and onto the public stage. No doubt, efforts to prevent and treat childhood obesity are critical. But in the face of highly visible social campaigns -from school lunch reform to the elimination of “food deserts,” it can be tough to tell where… Read More…