Jaclyn Gaherty

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UN Report: Mexico surpasses US as most obese country

Despite government programs trying to target obesity, Mexico has overtaken the U.S. as the world's most obese country, according to a new United …

Future Tense event recap on technology and the obesity crisis.

For a little while, it seemed that the Wii Fit and similar exercise games might be a, if not the, silver bullet for the obesity epidemic. The idea …

Scientists find how 'obesity gene' makes people fat | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have unraveled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem.<p>A man sits on a bench in central London, September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville<p>A common …

Should Schools Be Responsible for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity<p>With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep …