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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
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Experts Opine on Childhood Obesity Push
10 February 2010 2:01 pm
David Ludwig, a childhood obesity specialist at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, is cheered by Michelle Obama's obesity initiative: "The obesity epidemic isn't [due to] a lack of knowledge. It's a lack of political will in Washington." That includes reluctance to push for
high-quality food in schools, have farm subsidies that are in line with public health and not special interests, and make healthy foods available to low-income neighborhoods, Ludwig says. "There's certainly room for discussion among the experts" about how best to tackle all this. But Obama's campaign "offers a promise of ending this paralysis" and Ludwig says he's hopeful it will. Others are not as sanguine.