As #SciAmFood week draws to a close, we’ve heard a lot about the food we consume, from not getting enough to astronaut nutrition (and getting too much) to tricking your brain about what it’s getting.
Today marks the beginning of the 2014 National Soda Summit, a conference hosted in Washington D.C. by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
1. Um… And yes, this is actually a thing.
Mothers across the nation will likely be warning their costume-clad youngsters that they'll "feel sick" if they eat too much of the candy they collect tonight.
And a new diabetes drug targets those sweet receptors
Against the backdrop of a government shutdown precipitated by healthcare issues and the rollout of the insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a conference called Diabetes + Innovation 2013 took place in Washington, D.C.
Two of the most monumental developments in the history of human civilization, likely the innovations that have saved more human lives than any other, are soap and sanitation.
In a chaotic Libya or a post-war Iraq, achieving individual safety and the most basic of health care might seem to be the best any government or aid organization could hope for.
High levels of blood glucose are linked to memory impairments
Smartphone apps are useful for more than dating or ordering a taxi—they're increasingly helping people manage their health, including monitoring blood pressure or sending reminders to take medications.
Sugary drinks are the single-largest contributor to added sugars in the American diet. Their consumption increases risk of type II diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems.
I find it ironic that Thanksgiving coincides with American Diabetes Month. In honor of that irony, two recently published studies have suggested a possible link between what you eat, how it impacts the behavior of the microbes living in your gut, and type II diabetes.
The Point-By-Point Response To Beverage Industry Script That Was Removed From A News Station Website
UPDATE, Feb 3, 8:35 pm: As mysteriously as the comment was removed, after this blogpost was published the comment went back up. Still no word as to why it was removed in the first place.
Much has been made in recent years about the beverage and food industries borrowing from the tobacco industry's playbook as they fend off increasing scrutiny about their role in preventable chronic health problems, like type II diabetes and heart disease.
Whenever one examines any area of scientific inquiry, there are two important things to understand: where the science is today, and where it may lead us in the future.