There are grades for scholastic subjects, but what if kids were also graded on their weight? That’s something French doctor and diet book author Dr. Pierre Dukan espoused earlier this year, and now he’s in hot water with the medical community in his country because of it.
As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.
There has been a steady drop in in the cancer death rate in the United States, but obesity related cancers, such as kidney cancer, is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society’s annual report.