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The maker of Cheerios cereal, Nature Valley bars and Yoplait yogurt has chosen South Dakota State University as its partner in an effort to improve the quality of oats and make the crop more sustainable.
 
Philadelphia is 1st major US city with soda tax
Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
 
Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London's subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places.
 
Malnutrition is becoming the "new normal" as rising rates of obesity across the world coincide with persistent under-nutrition in many poorer countries, according to a major study released Tuesday.
 
Health study throws fat in the fire of diet debate
A health study came to the defense of certain dietary fats on Tuesday, adding fuel to a scientific row over low-fat guidelines that have bedeviled dieters for nearly half-a-century.
 
Being on the heavier side may not be as dangerous as it was in the 1970s, at least when it comes to the risk of dying, according to a study Tuesday.
 
S. Africans still sweet on sugary drinks, in spite of new 'fat tax'
South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down.
 
One in five adults could be obese by 2025, said a major survey Friday that warned of a looming epidemic of "severe obesity" with significant health and economic costs.
 
Wearable tech takes aim at health care costs
Stroll around the office or neighborhood six times a day, and earn US$1.50 toward your health insurance. Step up activity a bit more and bring the total to US$1,400 annually.
 
The results of a survey released Monday show that 25 percent of children and teenagers in Taiwan do not eat well, possibly due to a lack of food education.
 
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