The Great Debate

Why the surge in obesity?

By Lane Kenworthy
June 22, 2012

Editor’s note: This post is republished from the author’s blog.

The Weight of the Nation is a four-part series on obesity in America by HBO Films and the Institute of Medicine, with assistance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It’s been showing on HBO and can be viewed online. Each of the four parts is well done and informative.

The diet wars

By Eileen Daspin
April 11, 2012

What would you do if she were your little girl? At age 7 and 4 ft. 4 in., she weighs 95 pounds – clinically obese according to her doctor. At school the other kids make fun of her. It’s a problem.

Overweight? No pill will fix that

By Reuters Staff
July 19, 2010


The following is a guest post by David Warner, a Philadelphia-based journalist and health writer. The opinions expressed are his own.

A paradox of plenty – hunger in America

By Bernd Debusmann
November 24, 2009

Bernd Debusmann–  Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. –