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Nursing Your Sweet Tooth - Americans consume about 130lbs of sugar every year.

Nursing Your Sweet Tooth - Americans consume about 130lbs of sugar every year.

More than 1/3 of Americans are obese, according to the CDC, most likely due to our sedentary lifestyles, high calorie foods and large servings.

More than 1/3 of Americans are obese, according to the CDC, most likely due to our sedentary lifestyles, high calorie foods and large servings.

The Good Grade Pill - Some students are using prescription drugs to get better grades.

The Good Grade Pill - Some students are using prescription drugs to get better grades.

HydraCoach; calculates your need for hydration I want this!!!!

HydraCoach; calculates your need for hydration I want this!!!!

Fatty Liver Disease: The Cause is Carbohydrate, Not Fat - Simple thinking: if I eat fat, and I get fatty liver disease, then it must be the fat that caused the fatty liver.  Turns out that human beings are not that simple. It was that same simplistic thinking that led to: if I eat fat, and have fat in my arteries, then it must have been the fat that I ate that caused this- so I should eat less fat.

Fatty Liver Disease: The Cause is Carbohydrate, Not Fat - Simple thinking: if I eat fat, and I get fatty liver disease, then it must be the fat that caused the fatty liver. Turns out that human beings are not that simple. It was that same simplistic thinking that led to: if I eat fat, and have fat in my arteries, then it must have been the fat that I ate that caused this- so I should eat less fat.

Salmon: Wild vs. Farmed - How wild and cultivated salmon impacts our health and the environment

Salmon: Wild vs. Farmed - How wild and cultivated salmon impacts our health and the environment

Fat Free Half & Half? What's in that? - Simply put, the fat is gone.  But it's replaced with corn syrup.   And there lies the rub.  You see, there's no such thing as a free lunch (or cup of coffee).  When the fat is removed, the taste and mouth feel leaves you wanting more.  So sugar--in the form of fructose and glucose--is added to make up this concoction called "fat-free half and half".

Fat Free Half & Half? What's in that? - Simply put, the fat is gone. But it's replaced with corn syrup. And there lies the rub. You see, there's no such thing as a free lunch (or cup of coffee). When the fat is removed, the taste and mouth feel leaves you wanting more. So sugar--in the form of fructose and glucose--is added to make up this concoction called "fat-free half and half".

As Restaurants Cut Salt, Some See Reasons to Pass - It was a slightly curious gesture: last week, Boston Market, the national chain of rotisserie chicken restaurants, removed the salt shakers from its tables, replacing them with small placards — tucked next to the pepper shakers — promoting the company’s interest in reducing sodium.

As More Restaurants Cut Salt, Others Pass

As Restaurants Cut Salt, Some See Reasons to Pass - It was a slightly curious gesture: last week, Boston Market, the national chain of rotisserie chicken restaurants, removed the salt shakers from its tables, replacing them with small placards — tucked next to the pepper shakers — promoting the company’s interest in reducing sodium.

The Freshman 15 - New students arrive on campus each year with many goals, but gaining the "freshman 15" usually isn't one of them.

The Freshman 15 - New students arrive on campus each year with many goals, but gaining the "freshman 15" usually isn't one of them.

The New Science Behind America's Deadliest Diseases - Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury and outside irritants. But when the irritants don't let up, because of a diet of high-fat foods, too much body fat and smoking, for example, the immune system can spiral out of control and increase the risk for disease.

The New Science Behind America's Deadliest Diseases

The New Science Behind America's Deadliest Diseases - Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury and outside irritants. But when the irritants don't let up, because of a diet of high-fat foods, too much body fat and smoking, for example, the immune system can spiral out of control and increase the risk for disease.

Organic Food vs. Conventional Food - A new study by Stanford researchers has added fuel to a debate about the differences between organic and conventionally grown foods. The Stanford report, an analysis of 237 studies of organic produce, meats and dairy foods, concluded that organic foods are no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts.

Organic Food vs. Conventional Food

Organic Food vs. Conventional Food - A new study by Stanford researchers has added fuel to a debate about the differences between organic and conventionally grown foods. The Stanford report, an analysis of 237 studies of organic produce, meats and dairy foods, concluded that organic foods are no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts.