Money Matters in Obesity

By Janet Raloff, 15:52 PM April 15, 2008

What's the answer to the nation's growing epidemic of obesity? "Get people to eat less and exercise more" might be obvious—but that's easier said than done, say Allen M. Spiegel and Barbara M. Alving of the National Institutes of Health.

That's why the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published the pair's comments, along with those from a host of other researchers, as a thematic collection of 14 reports in the journal's current issue. The scientists not only discuss factors that app...

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