Fatter People, Longer Stays
Obesity contributes to many health complications. However, a new study by Spanish researchers suggests that obesity may not increase the risk of death among people with swine flu.
For decades now, watching lots of television has been linked to rising obesity rates. And now a researcher at the University of Minnesota is criticizing the device's increasing presence in restaurants.
Genetic or Just Plain Unhealthy?
Genetics can be blamed for some of the more severe cases of childhood obesity. However, new research shows that many children are obese simply because of their lifestyles.
Offering smaller portions at cafeterias might curb calorie intake for some, according to researchers at VU University Amsterdam.
Working out to Supplement Your Supplement
While widely touted as osteoporosis preventive must-haves, extra calcium and vitamin D in men do not appear to prevent bone thinning.
Who's Eating the Good Stuff?
In a recent study, researchers in Norway examined pregnant women's eating habits with regards to organic foods.
Feeling Sad? Switch to Olive Oil
Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria suggest trans-fats and saturated fats, commonly found in processed foods, may contribute to depression risk.
Schooled on Local Food Benefits
With schools serving breakfast, lunch and sometimes snacks to students, the opportunities to benefit students and local farmers with local-food programs are bountiful.
Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.
Potato Lovers Rejoice
New research from the University of California, Davis and the National Center for Food Safety and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology indicates it's okay to eat potatoes if you're trying to lose weight.