To help reporters consider how best to cover obesity, Journalist’s Resource has summarized the findings of several recent studies on broader trends in the media.
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High-fructose corn syrup is found in many foods today. We profile the latest research on the sweetener’s association with obesity, diabetes and liver disease.
2015 study in the
American Journal of Public Health that looks at how retail prices changed after the city of Berkeley, California implemented a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in March 2015.
2013 research in
The Lancet synthesizes the findings of major studies on the role of global processed-food conglomerates in the spread of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.
2014 study from Harvard and LSE suggesting that standard explanations for U.S. residents' relatively poor health are not sufficient and social policy needs to be examined more thoroughly.
2014 selection of research related to the long-term health consequences of childhood obesity as well as the effectiveness of nutrition and exercise programs to prevent obesity
2014 study the Harvard School of Public Health on how the new school food standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture have affected students' meal choices and behavior.
2012 study in the
American Journal of Epidemiology that finds health risks are different in terms of obesity for African-American and white adults.