Looking to trim out obesity

Photo by Robert BostonDenise Wilfley tackles one of the country’s biggest health problems

Looking to trim out obesity

Photo by Robert BostonDenise Wilfley studies the whole range of problems with eating — from anorexia nervosa to obesity from childhood throughout life.

Rising gas prices could take a bite out of obesity epidemic, graduate student says

Just as rising gasoline prices are forcing many Americans to tighten their financial belts, new research suggests higher fuel costs may come with a related silver lining — trimmer waistlines. “An additional $1 in real gasoline prices would reduce obesity in the U.S. by 15 percent after three years,” said Charles Courtemanche, an economics doctoral student in Arts & Sciences.

Rising gasoline prices could take a bite out of America’s obesity epidemic, study suggests

Could higher gas prices mean trimmer waistlines?Just as rising gasoline prices are forcing many Americans to tighten their financial belts, new research suggests higher fuel costs may come with a related silver lining — trimmer waistlines. “An additional $1 in real gasoline prices would reduce obesity in the U.S. by 15 percent after three years,” suggests Charles Courtemanche, an economics researcher at Washington University in St. Louis.

Obesity-diabetes link shows promise for therapy

Scientists genetically altered production of a factor found in skeletal muscle and produced mice that can’t get fat but develop signs of diabetes. More medical news