2016 SSEW Symposium

November 29, 2016

COAST Research Dr. Nicole Bush publishes her new findings in JAMA, suggesting that a a genotype related to regulation of a hormone system known to influence metabolic processing and stress reactivity interact with early environment to predict child obesity risk. Her novel findings suggest that genetic predispositions can affect health outcomes for better or for worse depending on early rearing environment.

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September 19, 2016

"The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

June 20, 2016

Philadelphia has become the second city in the United States to approve a soda tax.

by Jeanne Sahadi and Aaron Smith, from CNN

In a final vote of 13-4, the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-added and artificially sweetened soft drinks. That would add 18 cents to the cost of a can of soda, $1.08 for a six-pack or $1.02 for a two-liter bottle.

June 08, 2016

The U.S. obesity epidemic continues to worsen: The latest reports show that 40 percent of U.S. women are obese, and American teenagers are also continuing to put on weight.

The two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that efforts to encourage Americans to lose weight — at least to stop putting on more weight — are having little effect.

Overall, 38 percent of U.S. adults are obese and 17 percent of teenagers are, the two reports find.