Increased calorie intake – rather than lack of exercise – is nearly exclusively responsible for the obesity epidemic in the US, according to a new study presented at the European Congress on Obesity on Friday.
Nestle has indicated that the recession need not be all about cutting costs and keeping prices down, unveiling initiatives to tackle longer-term economic and social challenges, and create shareholder- and public-value.
As breakfast cereal makers come under scrutiny this week following both clinical backing and criticism of their nutrition commitments, one leading manufacturer says it will stick to its strategy of providing a balanced range of products.
Portion-controlled packaging for snacks could play a dual role in fighting raging obesity rates by reducing consumer calorific in-take and heightening awareness to portion size, finds new research from the US.
Consumers are shifting blame for obesity problems in the US on to food manufacturers, saying they should provide healthier products and holding them more responsible than fast-food firms, according to analysts.
Ingredients giant Archer Daniels Midland has criticised media
reports linking the use of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
with the rise in US obesity levels, saying it is not the sole cause
of the epidemic.
The UK government unveiled the first steps it will take in its
national strategy to fight obesity, earmarking £372m for the cause.
Steps include addressing food issues, as well as increasing
education and encouraging physical activity.
European food production SMEs argue they should be allowed to
return to the EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and
health, because they have significant contributions to make in the
fight against obesity.
Scientists have identified that a hormone is responsible for
people's fondness for food, findings that could lead to a better
understanding of overeating and ultimately contribute to the
prevention of obesity.