Something about the industrial processing of food makes us more likely to overeat, according to a new study. Volunteers ate more and gained more weight on a heavily processed diet than an unprocessed one, even when the two diets had the same available calories and nutrients

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This new special issue, edited by our Jessica Fanzo, investigates some of the compelling ethical issues at stake with food and health. If the global community cannot find solutions to address food quality and access, costs will be high

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One of science’s best tools for understanding obesity is debunking myths about metabolism

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Maria del Carmen Abadía lives in one of Mexico’s rainiest regions, but she has running water only once every two days. When it does trickle from her tap, the water is so heavily chlorinated, she said, it’s undrinkable

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Bariatric surgery works, but hundreds of thousands of eligible patients can’t get it

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It’s not just a lack of grocery stores that’s making us fat. It’s an overabundance of fast food

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Jewel’s Story

December 18, 2017

How one teen battled obesity with medicine’s best — and most underused — tool. When everything else failed, Jewel turned to weight loss surgery

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Policy in UK stirs debate. One local health committee in the UK has announced a controversial policy “to support patients whose health is at risk from smoking or being very overweight.”

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