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January 5, 2011



Sales of diet-aid and weight-loss solutions for the past year have been relatively flat, but a confluence of factors — childhood obesity approaching “epidemic” status combined with the real need to reduce escalating healthcare costs connected to obesity — could become a real driver behind weight-loss products in the coming year. 


November 8, 2010

Two drug makers conducting a late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating overweight and...

SAN DIEGO Two drug makers conducting a late-stage clinical trial of a drug for treating overweight and obese patients said the drug produced significant weight loss in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

 

Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai reported results of the one-year “BLOOM-DM” phase-3 trial of the drug lorcaserin, showing that a significant number of patients lost 5% to 10% of their weight by the end of the trial. Patients taking the drug also showed improvements in blood sugar levels, compared with those taking placebo.

 

November 8, 2010

While many consumers claim to have adjusted their diets to include more healthy food and...

NEW YORK While many consumers claim to have adjusted their diets to include more healthy foods and beverages, new data suggested that there may be a disparity between what is considered "good" by consumers and by experts.

 

Anew poll by Harris Interactive, conducted between Sept. 14 and 20 among 2,620 adults, found that the majority of all adults claimed that they:

October 11, 2010

New research by Duke University found that obese workers cost U.S. employers $73.1 billion a...

NEW YORK New research by Duke University found that obese workers cost U.S. employers $73.1 billion a year.

 

August 9, 2010

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that those with a...

August 5, 2010

A group that promotes education and awareness around diabetes is calling on the government and...

CHICAGO A group that promotes education and awareness around diabetes is calling on the government and private insurers to use diabetes education as a cost-saving strategy.

 

The American Association of Diabetes Educators hopes to provide diabetes self-management training to patients with prediabetes and recommended that private insurers and Medicare include it as a covered benefit.

 

 

June 29, 2010

Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in...

WASHINGTON Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, and declined only in the District of Columbia, according to "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010," a report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Tuesday.

More than two-thirds of states (38) have adult obesity rates above 25%. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above 20%.

June 28, 2010

SymphonyIRI Group and the Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday released research finding the behaviors of...

CHICAGO SymphonyIRI Group and the Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday released research finding the behaviors of families with one or more overweight/obese children differ little from those with all healthy-weight children.

 

February 28, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has accepted a regulatory approval application for a drug to...

January 12, 2010

First, the bad news: According to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control...