Mexico, with world’s top obesity rate, raises prices on soft drinks to fight it

October 9, 2013

By Patricia Rey Mallén It is a well-known fact that the United States is the country in the world with the largest obesity rate. But it isn’t anymore. A report by the United Nations revealed that the United States came in second to its southern neighbor, Mexico. The new data, published in July 2013, shows that 32.8 percent […]

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There’s more to ending childhood obesity than ‘Eat Less, Walk More’

July 16, 2013

By Ross Brenneman The American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation held a joint conference in Washington yesterday about fighting obesity in America. The conference, “Signs of Progress,” highlighted 11 areas in the United States with declining obesity rates, with teams of panelists and keynote speakers brought in from those places to discuss successes. […]

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