Disney, fearing a scandal, tried to press a journal to withdraw research paper from a controversial scientist.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
Coca-Cola, the world's largest producer of sugary beverages, had been a partner and sponsor of the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the Academy is now ending its relationship after revelations that the company has paid for scientific research playing down…
By PBS NewsHour
Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health took a closer look and reported Tuesday that being overweight or obese at age 50 may affect the age, years…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
A study published this week in the American Journal of Public Health shows that obese people are statistically unlikely to lose weight and keep it off.
By Rialda Zukic
By Catherine Woods
Ingredients in Reishi mushrooms can alter gut bacteria in the stomach, according to researchers, reversing the symptoms of obesity in mice, including weight gain and insulin resistance.
By PBS NewsHour
The FDA has ordered the complete removal of trans fats from foods within the next three years. Dr. Walter Willett the Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health discusses the effect this will…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats, which are used in processing food and in restaurants, usually to improve texture, shelf life or flavor. They can raise levels of "bad" cholesterol and lower "good" cholesterol, increasing the…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
Fast food may be unhealthy not only because of its processed ingredients and huge portions -- it can also kill off beneficial gut bacteria that help burn calories, according to new information from a prominent British researcher…
For the first time, scientists have quantified how many heart failure-free years you add to your life if you avoid risky habits that harm your body and contribute to chronic illness.
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