FDA approves first diet pill in decade 
The FDA cleared Arena Pharmaceutical’s anti-obesity pill Belviq for adults who are obese or overweight with at least one medical complication.

FDA approves first diet pill in decade

The FDA cleared Arena Pharmaceutical’s anti-obesity pill Belviq for adults who are obese or overweight with at least one medical complication.

Supersized servings a big concern 
Heaping plates of pasta and giant cups of sugary drinks may be good values for the wallet, but they can also be a health hazard, researchers say.
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Supersized servings a big concern

Heaping plates of pasta and giant cups of sugary drinks may be good values for the wallet, but they can also be a health hazard, researchers say.

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Cranberry industry lobbying to avoid school ban 
Industry officials are leveraging high-profile political support to help keep cranberry juice cocktails off the list of sugary drinks that could soon be banned from schools.

Cranberry industry lobbying to avoid school ban

Industry officials are leveraging high-profile political support to help keep cranberry juice cocktails off the list of sugary drinks that could soon be banned from schools.


Cambridge mulls NYC-type soda ban 
Following in the footsteps of New York City, Cambridge is considering limiting the size of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages in city restaurants.
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Cambridge mulls NYC-type soda ban

Following in the footsteps of New York City, Cambridge is considering limiting the size of sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages in city restaurants.

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Obesity rates down for infants, toddlers in Mass. 
- After a three-decade tripling in childhood obesity rates, the trend has leveled off and, for the first time, appears to be on a decline among infants and preschoolers, according to a study.

Obesity rates down for infants, toddlers in Mass.

- After a three-decade tripling in childhood obesity rates, the trend has leveled off and, for the first time, appears to be on a decline among infants and preschoolers, according to a study.

Menino challenges Boston: Shed 1 million pounds 
- Mayor Menino will launch a citywide effort encouraging residents to lose a collective 1 million pounds over the next year.

Menino challenges Boston: Shed 1 million pounds

- Mayor Menino will launch a citywide effort encouraging residents to lose a collective 1 million pounds over the next year.

Link between sleep, diabetes, and obesity 
- Working night shifts and sleeping on a schedule that is out of whack with your body’s natural rhythms has been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Link between sleep, diabetes, and obesity

- Working night shifts and sleeping on a schedule that is out of whack with your body’s natural rhythms has been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Sixty percent of obese say they lost weight last year 
- Not only is weight loss possible, people are doing it all the time, a new study suggests.   
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Sixty percent of obese say they lost weight last year

- Not only is weight loss possible, people are doing it all the time, a new study suggests.  

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Fat gene provides protection against diabetes 
- While obesity is a huge risk factor for type 2 diabetes, many people with 50 or 60 extra pounds to lose never develop the condition, and a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides a possible explanation.

Fat gene provides protection against diabetes

- While obesity is a huge risk factor for type 2 diabetes, many people with 50 or 60 extra pounds to lose never develop the condition, and a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides a possible explanation.