Meal replacements like shakes, bars and prepackaged entrees can often be a boon for people who are trying to lose weight, but a new study at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that they weren’t a good long-term …
Money talks, but according to a new study analyzing the potential effect of a tax on soda, it might not speak loud enough to help people lose weight.
Last year, I wrote about a study that showed cereal companies market the cereals with the sugariest nutritional profiles to kids, essentially encouraging children to choose Froot Loops over, say, Cheerios.
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted 8 to 2 on Friday in favor of a request from Allergan — the maker of the Lap-Band silicone ring used in gastric-banding surgery — to expand the eligible patient …
How fat is too fat? A large new government-funded study found that being even a bit overweight can increase your risk of death from heart disease, stroke or cancer.
Calling Dr. Obvious! American women are confused about what a healthy body is supposed to look like.
Americans are overstressed — and you probably didn’t need a national study [PDF] to tell you that. But the recently released survey — of more than 2,000 adults and 1,100 tweens and teens — by the American Psychological …
What does size “small” mean anymore? When it comes to packaged foods, not much. At McDonald’s and KFC, for instance, a small soda holds 16 oz. At Wendy’s, meanwhile, order a small drink, and you’ll get 20 oz.
The smell of food is central to its taste — and to our desire for it — and new research suggests that our ability to smell what we eat may affect how much we consume.
Americans are really stressed out — not least of all American kids, according to a new survey [PDF] from the American Psychological Association.
For a disease as complex as breast cancer, pinpointing its risk factors, genetic or otherwise, is challenging enough. But an intriguing new study suggests that the task may be even harder when ethnicity is thrown into the mix.