The Checkup: Obesity

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Americans fatter than Canadians

Like many health problems, the obesity epidemic is worse in the United States than it is in Canada, according to a new government report released Wednesday. While obesity is increasing in both countries, less than a quarter -- 24.1 percent -- of Canadian adults are obese, compared to more than...

By Rob Stein  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obesity

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Ranch dressing rules

For better or worse, ranch dressing is the most popular salad dressing in America. As I write in this week's "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy" column, it has overtaken Italian dressing as our dressing of choice, both at the store and at restaurants.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dietary Guidelines, Family Health, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, School Nutrition, Teens