If your kid loves Garfield or Cathy (don’t knock it, there are dozens of us) you may want to keep a careful eye on their eating habits. New research suggests that lovably chubby cartoon characters might be encouraging children to pig out more and worry about health less. And, according to the study, it’s all…
We're living in the age of the obesity epidemic — not mainly because we're gluttons who don't exercise and subsist on McDonald's — but because of factors out of our control. These factors have mostly to do with what goes into our food and how it's marketed to us.
In an effort to educate consumers about the stark realities of carbonated syrup, soda giants are rolling out new vending machines that will prominently feature calorie counts. Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper will all launch their new machines in 2013, and also plan to focus aggressively on developing new diet drinks.
A study of 20,000 animals found pets, primates and rodents used in research, and urban rats are all getting fatter. Since lab animals aren't overeating, scientists theorize environmental toxins may be damaging the endocrine systems of humans and animals.