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Healthy junk food?

Healthy junk food?

Yes, says food industry veteran Hank Cardello, who wants companies to step up their game when it comes to better-for-you products. Hank Cardello Future consumers should be able to have their cake and eat it too—without getting fat. So says Hank Cardello, who directs the Obesity Solutions Initiative at the Hudson Institute and wrote the

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What’s ailing obesity treatment

Obesity specialist Dr. Louis Aronne believes medications should be part of the arsenal in combating weight gain. CYNTHIA GRABER: This is Cynthia Graber reporting for FutureFood 2050. Obesity is a serious health problem in the United States and increasingly overseas as well. Despite the countless weight-loss programs and approaches to diet and exercise, the numbers

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Say good-bye to willpower

By fine-tuning our environments, says overeating expert Brian Wansink, we can consume less food without having to think about it. Feel like you’re constantly fighting temptations to eat too much of the wrong kinds of foods? It’s not you—it’s the environment around you, says Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab

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Fighting obesity on a grand scale

Government, food industry need to aggressively push consumers toward healthier diets, says global nutrition and obesity expert Barry Popkin. Health advocates cheered in November 2014 when Berkeley, Calif., adopted a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. It was the first soda tax enacted in the United States after more than 30 failed attempts by other states