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FDA Kicks Trans Fat Out!

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took major action against the presence of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the main source of artificial trans fats in our diet. Mostly found in processed food, the FDA has given food manufacturers a three-year...
Obesity Costs the World $2 Trillion

Obesity Costs the World $2 Trillion

Obesity continues to garner significant attention, both in the medical community and in the media. That’s no surprise because the problem isn’t going away, and in fact continues to worsen. It’s estimated that half of the world population will be obese by 2030 if the...
The Skinny on BMI and Waist Circumference

The Skinny on BMI and Waist Circumference

As more worksite wellness programs rely on biometric screening data to identify health risks in employees, it’s important to understand which tests offer the most accurate results. To screen for obesity, many employers measure body mass index (BMI) or waist...