Obesogen, what is that?

Scientists think there could be a connection between industrial chemical use and obesity. As the environment is contaminated with more and more industrial chemicals so have obesity rates increased. Perhaps there is a link: some chemicals might cause obesity. Such chemicals are called obesogens, and they are used to produce such mundane products as plastic …

Tobacco, the most deadly product

We are in the middle of an industrially produced epidemic. The cause of the epidemic is the tobacco industry. According to the World Health Organization 5.4 million people die from tobacco use each year, and deaths may increase to more than 8 million by 2030. Tobacco kills half of its users, and as a result …

49 countries have longer life expectancy than US

We are ranked 50th in the world when it comes to life expectancy. Yet, we spend more money per person on health than any other country. If we are spending so much, why are we at number 50 for life expectancy? Some of the main causes of premature death are cardiovascular disease, that is stroke …

Food ads to children

The food industry spends more than $4 million a day to advertise food to children. Most of the time, the foods they advertise contain high sugar, high sodium, high saturated fat, and they are high in calories and low in nutritional value. They are often the kind of foods that disrupt appetite because they contain …