Tubby Toddlers and Portly Preschoolers
Two recent studies point toward causes for the expanding rates of obesity -- and related health problems such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension -- among children. Problems start earlier than you think.
Can Staying Warm Make You Fat?
Rising indoor temperatures may, in part, account for rising obesity rates in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to a new study from University College London.
Not So Savory News for Salt Lovers
Curbing salt intake in teens could reduce the number of young adults with high blood pressure, while imposing statutory limits of salt content in foods appears most effective way to cut intake.
Not Enough Talking
Race is a factor when it comes to the amount of weight-related counseling that obese patients receive, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Tomatoes Just Got Tastier
Tomatoes contain a nutrient that may prevent onset of vascular diseases, according to new research from Kyoto University.
Skip the Sun, Eat Your Veggies
Eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can give your skin a healthier glow than the sun, according to a study from The University of Nottingham.
Searching for the Genetic Source
A new study from the Medical College of Georgia has established a link between fat and chemical changes in DNA. This may explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes among obese individuals.
Eight Apples a Day Keep the Cardiologist Away
Individuals who eat more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of mortality from ischemic heart disease, the most prevalent form of heart disease, according to new research.
Hold the Olive Oil
Two structurally unrelated anti-inflammatory compounds found in extra virgin olive oil and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) activate a receptor known as TRPA1, which can produce cough.
Down and Out Without B12
About 1 in 1,000 Americans (and 15 percent of elderly people) are deficient in vitamin B12, an essential nutrient needed to produce red blood cells and DNA, which help keep the nervous system in check.