obesity

argentina

Why Some Argentine Nutritionists Don’t Think Ultra Processed Foods Are That Bad

The World Health Organization recommended South American countries reduce their ultra-processed food consumption. Some Argentine nutritionists disagree.
Meaghan Beatley
1.16.17
Health

Can Slim People’s Poop Treat Obesity?

We're all wondering. Now Canadian researchers are trying to find out.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.7.16
Health

Gut Bacteria Could Be Making Kids Fat

We're still learning about the relationship between the microbiome, antibiotics, and obesity in kids.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.20.16
Health

A Hospital Is Changing Its Menu After Administrators Ate the Food for a Week

There’s an ongoing debate in health: can hospital food be both tasty and healthy?
Kaleigh Rogers
7.19.16
Malaria's Last Stand

Tanzania’s Next Epidemic? Obesity

Anti-malaria efforts have help curb the threat, but non-communicable diseases are on the rise.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.30.16
Features

We've Been Counting Calories All Wrong

Everything from the microbes in our bodies to the way our food is cooked can affect the number of calories we actually consume.
Cynthia Graber & Nicola Twilley
2.1.16
Modern Medicine

Why Don't Humans Hibernate? One Doctor Says There Is No Reason We Can't

Dr. Rob Henning and his team in the Netherlands are working on a way to induce hibernation, making surgery safer and slowing disease.
Alejandro Tauber
7.13.15
Science

These Mutant Worms Hide the Secret to Gorging on Sugar Without Getting Fat

Researchers have discovered a genetic pathway responsible for converting sugar into fat.
Jason Koebler
10.8.14
Instagram

When It Comes to Food, You Are Where You Tweet

Researchers used food-related tweets to predict user location, a state's obesity rate, and voting history.
Jordan Pearson
9.10.14
Motherboard Blog

How Your Gut Bacteria Influence What You Eat

Your gut is a battleground for microbiota manipulating your brain into eating their favorite foods.
Fruzsina Eordogh
8.18.14
Health

Research Agrees: Get Over Calories

Stanford researchers find no net calorie consumption increase over the past two decades, but a whole lot less activity.
Michael Byrne
7.8.14
Health

Heat Could Be Making Human Bodies Less Efficient

The NIH releases more research linking cold climates, natural or otherwise, to quicker metabolisms.
Michael Byrne
6.23.14
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