New fat-fighting tactics may help combat global obesity epidemic, reveals a new study.
From nutritious foods that fill you up faster to new weight-loss medications to government food taxes, obesity experts predict maintaining a healthy weight may get much easier during the next few decades, according to the latest series of interviews from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative.
More than 2.1 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese and at risk for major chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and heart problems, but new types of evidence-based interventions, such as targeted drug treatments and foods created to be more satiating, may be able to help reverse the upward trajectory of global obesity rates.
FutureFood 2050 explores how increasingly sophisticated science and technology will help feed the world's projected 9 billion-plus people in 2050.
Cornell University's Brian Wansink said that food scientists over the years have spent most of their energy on issues of food safety and cost and they've been unbelievably successful, adding where he sees a huge gain is if they start turning their direction toward making food nutrient-advanced, lower-calorie and even more satisfying.