Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Tufts University announced Tuesday that one of its researchers broke ethical rules while carrying out a study of genetically modified "golden rice" in China.
Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 1:21 pm
It was the Greeks who first counseled to let food be thy medicine. And, it seems, some doctors are taking this age-old advice to heart.
In New York City physicians are writing prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables. That's right, 'scripts for produce.
If you listen to my story on All Things Considered, you'll hear that the program is the creation of Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit that connects low-income people with local produce.
Originally published on Tue September 10, 2013 10:52 am
On one level, it's easy to understand the allure of a fad diet: Eat this, not that and you'll lose weight, guaranteed. Who doesn't want an easy way to shed unwanted pounds?
Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 7:34 am
This is not a detox diet. Nor is it an extreme version of calorie restriction.
Nope, the strategy of so-called 5-2 diets is to endure two days a week of mini-fasting.
This doesn't mean starving yourself. Rather, it entails reducing your calorie intake during two days of the week down to somewhere in the range of 500 to 1,000 calories.
Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 4:42 pm
Remember the battle over trans fats? Yeah, the fats that did our hearts no favors.
As we've reported, the push to get these cholesterol-raising fats out of the food supply has been pretty successful. And now most packaged snacks are labeled as having zero grams of trans fat.
So what are food manufacturers using instead? One alternative is palm oil. But it's not an ideal replacement.