University of Minnesota researchers have examined the eating habits of residents in Singapore and found that a Western diet heavy in fast food increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
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An increasing number of public health experts are calling for a soda pop tax as a way to combat obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, while reducing health care costs. Roger Feldman, a professor and health policy expert at the University of Minnesota, is a strong advocate for a pop tax.
He said that 34 percent of Americans are overweight and another 34 percent are obese.
Over the last 30 years, Minnesotans, on average, have increased their intake of added sugar. During that same period, Minnesotans have experienced weight gain. Is there a connection?
Researchers from the University of Minnesota are part of an international team investigating whether Type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated by bariatric surgery.
Only a third of all American adults are consuming two or more servings of fruit each day and only a fourth are eating three or more servings of vegetables each day. That’s according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results pale in comparison to public health goals that [...]