Nutritionists Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim cover a lot of ground very accessibly in Why Calories Count: From Science To Politics. They begin with a basic scientific definition of what a calorie really is before exploring the food industry’s influence on nutrition and how politics plays into food safety, including pet food.
Converts to the paleolithic diet trend claim they are shedding pounds and repairing damage done to their health by eliminating a number of common staples to their former diet.
Drugmaker Vivus Inc. said Monday that regulators will take another three months to make a decision on its closely-watched obesity drug Qnexa.
A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration overwhelmingly backed approval for a highly anticipated anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc., a drug which the FDA previously rejected due to safety concerns.
The Coast Guard has been boarding ferries, tour boats and other vessels around the Bay Area to make sure they’re in compliance with new federal capacity restrictions which are based on the country’s increasingly heavier population.
Eating a diet rich in certain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids and low in trans fats may be best for brain health, new research suggests.
Recently, CBS 5’s Dr. Kim Mulvihill decided to go back in time and eat like a caveman. Since then, she has reaped several health benefits.
What are you serving for dinner tonight? If it’s meat, some public health experts hope to change your menu at the start of the workweek.
Muscles keep us strong, burn calories, and help us look younger – but when middle age hits, they often disappear. An average person in middle age loses about a quarter pound of muscle every year.
UCSF researchers search for the fountain of youth by looking into the effects of extreme dieting.