The global scourges of obesity, climate change and malnutrition are intertwined. Tackling them all at once means taking on their shared menace: A global food industry that fights any public health effort that threatens profits, according to a Lancet report.

As soda sales plummet in the US amid growing obesity concerns, Coca-Cola has enjoyed a growing foothold in China—now Coke’s 3rd largest market by volume.

Scientists are looking to build backup storage for beneficial bugs that lurk in the intestines of people in remote communities, before they disappear.

As the obesity crisis expands worldwide, palm oil—which contains 50% saturated fat—is leading the charge of unhealthy, cheap calories in developing countries.   Palm oil production grew more than 12X globally from 1980-2015. The same way corn overproduction gave way to…

JHSPH’s David Bishai and deputy health officer Henry G. Taylor, son of a principal consultant for the original Declaration, assert that Alma-Ata—“a highlight of 20th-century diplomacy”—was perfectly crafted to address some of today’s biggest health threats like violence,…

Researchers have posited another benefit of reducing obesity rates: limiting the toll of viral infectious diseases. According to a study of Nicaraguan households spanning 3 flu seasons, the influenza A virus sheds longer in obese people because of chronic inflammation…

It’s projected that in some European countries, over 1 in 3 adults will be obese by 2025—and the risk factors begin mounting before birth.

Health in the US improved overall from 1990-2016, but wide disparities from state to state show a need for better preventive care, according to a new study coordinated by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The probability of dying…

Some parents in Mauritania force feed their daughters, trying to fatten them up to appeal to Mauritanian men who find heavier girls and women more desirable. Girls around 8 years old can weigh 300 pounds after force feeding, leading them down a path toward diabetes,…

“Are you drinking yourself sick?” South Africans were asked. The answer: A resounding yes. On Sunday, April 1, South Africa will become the first country in Africa to implement an excise tax on sugary drinks in an attempt to stem the country’s growing obesity and diabetes…