obesity http://kalw.org en Your Call: Should we regulate sugar like an addictive substance? http://kalw.org/post/your-call-should-we-regulate-sugar-addictive-substance <p><span class="s1">&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:23:55 +0000 Ali Budner 41551 at http://kalw.org Your Call: Should we regulate sugar like an addictive substance? Today on Your Call: What’s behind the high obesity rate in the US? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-s-behind-high-obesity-rate-us <p>On today's next your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Dr Deborah Cohen author of <em>A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic — and How We Can End It</em>. Two out of every three adult Americans are either overweight or obese. How can we reshape our modern food culture? What role should the government play in changing the food environment? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 37767 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What’s behind the high obesity rate in the US? The Nanny State: "The Happy Meal Ban" and other public health measures http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-happy-meal-ban-and-other-public-health-measures <div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><br><iframe frameborder="0" height="288" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:cms:video:thedailyshow.com:414691" width="475"></iframe><p style="text-align:left;background-color:#FFFFFF;padding:4px;margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><b><a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-may-31-2012/drink-different">The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</a></b> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:51:24 +0000 Ben Trefny 16639 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: Comparing Richmond's soda tax to California's anti-smoking campaign http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-comparing-richmonds-soda-tax-californias-anti-smoking-campaign <p></p><p>As controversy rages regarding the government's right to regulate health, some have been quick to compare the ideas of government regulation to preventing obesity, to legislation against lung cancer and smoking. While&nbsp; obesity and lung cancer are both health issues, research shows that they aren't as analogous as one might expect. Men who smoke a pack&nbsp; of cigarettes per day have a relative risk of mortality nearly four times higher than the national average. The relative risk of mortality from obesity isn't even close to that; it's 1.5 times the average.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:50:11 +0000 Isaac Silk 16637 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: Comparing Richmond's soda tax to California's anti-smoking campaign The Nanny State: a Libertarian's view on legislating lifestyles http://kalw.org/post/nanny-state-libertarians-view-legislating-lifestyles <p>Marcy Berry is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco. She spoke with KALW’s Isaac Silk about whether the government should be involved with legislating healthy lifestyles.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 00:25:10 +0000 Isaac Silk 16631 at http://kalw.org The Nanny State: a Libertarian's view on legislating lifestyles