Why fat is good for you

Fat has been demonized by the food industry for years — and today, we finally have a clue why. A pair of papers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Internal Medicine found that the sugar industry had paid for studies that underplayed the connection between sugars and heart disease. Instead, theseRead More

Coffee Cravings

Anybody up for a steaming cup of Joe? Turns out your DNA may hold the answer. New research suggests that your genes influence how much coffee you drink. Researchers analyzed genetic data from more than 1,200 people in Italy, who were asked how much coffee they drank each day. Those with a gene variant calledRead More

‘Natural’ Supplements, The Scary Facts

In today’s terrifying news, Consumer Reports released the findings of a new investigation on dietary supplements. The publication found that 15 common supplement ingredients, including ones like green tea extract powder, caffeine powder, and kava, can come with pretty scary consequences. “With the help of an expert group of independent physicians and dietary supplement researchers,Read More

Lose Weight Fast and Safely

These are ways to rev up your metabolism so you burn calories and lose weight more quickly. “The trouble with dieting,” I hear many women say, “is that it takes too long. If I want to look good for my anniversary next month, I should’ve started losing weight way back in February. Now that I’mRead More

How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple

More and more Americans’ meals resemble dessert, and Congress is to blame for our collective national stomachache. School cafeterias have been under siege for three decades, ever since Ronald Reagan declared ketchup to be a vegetable. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by Congress in 2010 raised the national per-pupil lunch expenditure from $2.80 toRead More