Tag Results

Entries tagged obesity

September 19, 2013 11:00 AM Here's a Practical Way to Fight Childhood Obesity

Although childhood obesity in the U.S. is a stubbornly difficult problem, some progress is being made. And the new organizations fighting obesity offer larger lessons for national policy. This month -- National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month -- has brought more...

By Peter Orszag

July 14, 2013 11:12 PM Is Childhood Obesity Going Down?

There’s usually so much bad news when it comes to obesity in the US, it’s hard to take good news at face value. But it seems to be real: Nearly one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese. But...

By Aaron Carroll

June 24, 2013 11:30 AM There’s No Easy Answer to Obesity

Any reader of the blog knows of my interest in obesity and health. My wife also runs a program to help children eat healthier and lose weight. So this is a topic that gets a fair amount of discussion in...

By Aaron Carroll

November 13, 2012 10:26 AM Policy Is Hard

Did you know obesity is a problem? Did you know that saturated fat is bad for you?Why don’t we start taxing fat? Revenue goes up and fat intake goes down. Two birds with one stone! They did that in Denmark....

By Aaron Carroll

August 14, 2012 12:41 PM My God, We’re Obese

You’d think I’d become numb to the CDC updates on obesity in the US. You’d be wrong: More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. [Read data brief] Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain...

By Aaron Carroll