obesity epidemic

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Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine

Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse.

10/15/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city will appeal a judge's decision to halt a super-sized sugary drinks ban. (credit: Getty Images)

Appeals Court Strikes Down Supersized Sugary Drinks Ban

The four-judge panel of the state Supreme Court Appellate Division said the Board of Health was acting too much like a legislative body when it created the ban.

07/30/2013

FILE -- An unidentified man walks down the street. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Eye On New York: On Obesity

In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown examines the epidemic of obesity in the U.S. and Dana Tyler speaks with Hunter College public health assistant professor Dr. Charles Platkin.

12/04/2011