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Certain diets allegedly linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Global
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  • September 27 2013

A recent study has reportedly claimed that diets high in calories and animal fat are associated with increased rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in

Celebrity endorsements blamed for kids’ “junk” food choices

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global, USA
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  • March 15 2013

A University of Liverpool study contends that "celebrity endorsement of a food product encourages children to eat more of the endorsed product." The

Credit Suisse issues report on sugar consumption

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • September 27 2013

Credit Suisse's Research Institute has issued a September 2013 report titled Sugar Consumption at a Crossroads that examines the world sweetener

Gene sites linked to obesity, fat distribution

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Global
  • -
  • October 15 2010

An international research consortium has released a study that identifies 18 new gene sites linked to overall obesity and a related report that pinpoints 13 new gene sites connected to fat distribution

WHOEU warns that overweight children becoming a “new norm”

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Global
  • -
  • February 28 2014

The World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe (WHOEU) reportedly warned attendees of a February 25-26, 2014, health conference held by

Chem trust investigates chemical causes of obesity

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global, United Kingdom
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  • March 23 2012

The U.K.-based Chemicals, Health and Environment Monitoring (CHEM) Trust has issued a March 2012 report claiming that recent studies have linked “hormone disrupting chemicals in food and consumer products” to obesity and Type 2 diabetes in humans

European policymakers urged to adopt anti-tobacco tactics in war on obesity

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Global
  • -
  • December 9 2011

During a recent discussion about family and childhood nutrition sponsored by the Brussels-based think-tank Friends of Europe, the World Health Organization’s representative to the European Union reportedly called for imposing steep taxes on salty and sugary foods to address excessive eating

IASO publishes report on food marketing to children

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • July 1 2011

The International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) recently published an EU-funded briefing paper titled A Junk-Free Childhood: Responsible Standards for Marketing Foods and Beverages to Children, which claims that “food company competition” has undermined corporate pledges to cease youth marketing efforts

WHO issues global alert on new strain of avian influenza (H7N9)

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, Global, USA
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  • April 12 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a global alert and response update on a new strain of novel avian influenza A (H7N9) virus identified

FDA announces WHO grants to support food safety strategies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • July 1 2011

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of up to $260,000 in grant funds slated for “the support of a sole source” cooperative agreement between the agency and the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses