How The Sugar Industry Continues To Subvert Public Health Policies

A recent analysis of nearly 320 internal sugar industry documents from 1959 to 1971 shows how the industry sought to influence the setting of U.S. research priorities during that time. Disturbingly, it's a strategy that continues to this very day. » 3/11/15 1:20pm 3/11/15 1:20pm

American Junk Food Is Officially Ruining The Children Of The World

Food habits are getting worse around the world, even in countries with traditionally healthy diets. The reason, according to a new series of obesity studies, is Western junk food. And since the makers of said junk food specifically target children with advertising, the problem is only likely to get worse. » 2/23/15 6:00pm 2/23/15 6:00pm

Health Benefits Of Diet And Exercise May Be Chemically/Lazily Obtainable

Everybody knows the human immune system will respond enthusiastically to exercise and healthy eating. But is there a way to get those benefits, which include enhancing our bodies' abilities to suppress certain kinds of inflammation, without, y'know, sweating or starving? » 2/19/15 7:40pm 2/19/15 7:40pm

When You Lose Weight, Where Does The Fat Actually Go?

The answer to this question may surprise you. And in fact, according to a recent British Medical Journal article discussing this issue, few health professionals — including doctors, dieticians, and personal trainers — know the correct answer. » 1/30/15 2:20pm 1/30/15 2:20pm

Exercise vs. Diet: Which Is More Important for Weight Loss?

Being healthy is simple, right? "Eat less, move more." That's easy to say, but practicality is one of the most important things when it comes to health and fitness. Recommendations like this are blanket statements that don't address practicality—so when it comes down to it, which is more important? Diet, or exercise? » 1/06/15 1:42pm 1/06/15 1:42pm

Try An Oil Alternative for Tastier (or at Least Different) Brownies

Whether you make brownies in the microwave, waffle iron or the oven, they're always a treat. If you're looking for a different recipe, try swapping out the oil without changing the flavor too much. » 12/22/14 3:03am 12/22/14 3:03am

What Happens in Your Body During a "Cleanse" or "Detox"

Juice cleanses, colon cleanses, fruit detoxes, sugar detoxes—we've all seen these things, but do they actually work? What are they supposed to do? Let's take a look at the science behind the fad. » 12/11/14 12:17pm 12/11/14 12:17pm

Giving Up Those Late Night Snacks Could Be More Effective Than Dieting

A new study is cautioning against those late-in-the-day trips to the refrigerator. Because the evidence suggests that, when it comes to our health, it's not just what you eat, but when you eat it. » 12/03/14 1:16pm 12/03/14 1:16pm

10 Fad Diets, Debunked

What should you cut out of your diet to be more healthy? Everything. According to the most popular diet books on the market, there's barely a food on Earth that's safe to eat. But what is the actual benefit of these diets? Here's what science has to say. » 11/07/14 10:20am 11/07/14 10:20am

No, Eating Breakfast Will Not Help You Lose Weight

There's a popular conception out there that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain. A new study now shows this is pretty much bullshit. » 6/06/14 4:40pm 6/06/14 4:40pm

PETA Tries To Pretend Dairy Products Have Something To Do With Autism

This is the most cynical, horrifying thing I've heard in ages. PETA has restarted a campaign to try and pretend there's some link between "autism and dairy products," in an attempt to scare people into going Vegan. Update: We have a response from PETA. » 5/28/14 2:35pm 5/28/14 2:35pm

Why There's So Much Confusion Over Health and Nutrition

If you believed the internet, you'd think there's huge debate over whether eggs, coffee, or salt are good or bad for you. In reality, there's significant agreement on diet and health issues among experts, but the general public is conflicted. So why are we so confused when experts agree? Let's clear the air. » 5/07/14 12:24pm 5/07/14 12:24pm

For a Sharper Mind in Middle Age, Try Running in Your 20s

Reason #34,857 that exercise is important: getting your pulse up when you're 25 can make for a better brain at 45, according to a newly published study out of the University of Minnesota, the first to examine how exercise in young adulthood affects cognition later in life. » 4/03/14 10:04pm 4/03/14 10:04pm

Are You An Endurance Athlete? Prepare To Have Your Day Ruined.

To everyone who thinks that training for a marathon means being able to cram your face with any and as much food you damn well please – we have some unfortunate news for you. » 3/27/14 9:40am 3/27/14 9:40am

Scientists Fail To Find A Link Between Saturated Fat And Heart Disease

For years we've been told to reduce our consumption of saturated fats as a sure-fire way to prevent heart disease. But a recent analysis of 45 studies and 27 trials involving over 600,000 participants is forcing a rethink of this long held — and apparently erroneous — assumption. » 3/18/14 8:00am 3/18/14 8:00am

Why a healthy lifestyle could save your sanity

We know that adopting a healthy lifestyle, like not smoking, exercising regularly, and keeping our weight down, yields long term benefits. But a recently concluded 35-year study is showing just how extensive these health benefits can be — and not just to our bodies, but our minds as well. » 12/11/13 12:00pm 12/11/13 12:00pm

How To Be An Ethical Carnivore

Not everybody can or wants to become a vegetarian. But for those of us who insist on eating meat, that doesn’t mean we have to be complete dicks about it. Here are some helpful ideas on how to be a conscious carnivore. » 9/23/13 11:45am 9/23/13 11:45am

How Drinking Caffeine Could Save Your Life

An Australian study has shown that long distance drivers who drink caffeinated beverages, like coffee or energy drinks, are at a decreased risk of getting into vehicle accidents compared to those who don’t. And the difference isn’t small. Drivers hopped up on caffeine have a 63% reduced chance of crashing. » 3/21/13 9:00am 3/21/13 9:00am

Eating too much corn turns you into a vampire (without the blood…

A diet of too much corn, and not enough everything else, can give you the condition that inspired vampire legends. Learn about the corn-fed vampires who stalked the American west at the turn of the last century. » 3/17/13 8:00am 3/17/13 8:00am

Scientists discover that eating Mediterranean food can prevent heart…

Eating a Mediterranean diet that contains olive oil and nuts can leave you with a healthier heart. In a randomized trial of nearly 7,500 people at risk of heart disease in Spain, researchers discovered that people who stuck to what they called the "Mediterranean diet" — supplemented either with extra virgin olive oil… » 2/25/13 4:18pm 2/25/13 4:18pm