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How did the Great Recession Impact Home Cooking and Eating Out? The Answer May Surprise You.

It used to be, in the past, people–and especially low income people– responded to economic downturns by increasing healthy behaviors: they would eat out less, cook more, exercise more, and kick the alcohol and smoking habits. The theory is, since … Continue reading

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Headline vs. Study: How the Popular Press Distorts the State of the Science

Ever taken a closer look at an attention-grabbing headline in the Times or on NPR and wondered, huh? Then, upon checking out the original article, you discover a study riddled with errors and biases? Check out this recent post over at ASN for … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Big Soda Bans (and Other Obesity Prevention Policies)

Why are obesity prevention measures like big soda bans, sugar sweetened beverage taxes, or menu labeling so controversial, and so hard to pass? What happens when opposing sides feel strongly –and have compelling evidence–that their position takes the moral high … Continue reading

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The Demise of Marriage– Obesity’s Hidden Culprit?

Gay or straight, people today are waiting longer and longer to tie the knot. But could delayed marriage be responsible for expanding waistlines? Find out how low marriage rates are linked to obesity over on

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