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Gene sites linked to obesity, fat distribution

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Global
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  • 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

WCRFAICR report links bowel cancer risk to meaty diet

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • May 27 2011

The World Cancer Research FundAmerican Institute for Cancer Research (WCRFAICR) has issued a colorectal cancer report allegedly concluding "that red and processed meat increase risk of the disease."

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

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

Codex Alimentarius Commission approves GM food labeling guidance

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • July 15 2011

According to news sources, the Codex Alimentarius Commission concluded its meeting in Geneva by reaching an agreement on labeling foods that contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients

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

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Global
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  • 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

WHO backs publication of controversial H5N1 research

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • February 24 2012

A meeting of World Health Organization (WHO) health experts has reportedly reached a consensus on whether to proceed with controversial avian influenza research despite potential security risks

Chem trust investigates chemical causes of obesity

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global, United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

WHO releases alcohol report

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • May 23 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report on the purported harmful effects of alcohol in 194 WHO member states. The agency attributes

WHO places obesity in the spotlight

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • May 23 2014

As the World Health Assembly opened its 67th session in Geneva, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan reportedly expressed