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What if we all just stopped trying to lose weight? (video)

By focusing on weight, we may be missing the broader picture of what it means to be healthy. Brian Mattson is not the picture of health. Few would look at him and say: "There's a healthy fellow." But that's a shame, because Mattson is a pretty healthy guy.

May 22, 2014 — Patrick Mustain

Health: Are Octopuses Rocking Too Much Heavy Metal?

Octopuses are a popular entrée for plenty of predators—including us humans. And for good reason. Octopuses are nutritious, with loads of lean muscle in those amazing arms, and plenty of good minerals.

May 8, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage
The other selfie: a single case study experiment on “clean eating”

The other selfie: a single case study experiment on “clean eating”

Since I began routinely reading Scientific American comments online and in the magazine’s letters to the editor, I’ve encountered a recurring theme: Readers lament that the celebrated publication isn’t as scientific as it once was in the fifties or the nineties (depending on who is writing).

October 1, 2013 — Kathleen Raven
This Week in World War I: August 22, 1914

This Week in World War I: August 22, 1914

The Vast Scale of War When the Great War broke out the scale of it was unprecedented. Citizens, soldiers and governments alike tried to grasp the sheer immense numbers of combatants and materièl involved.

August 22, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff
Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences That Code for Cancer

Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences That Code for Cancer

It's no secret that diet and exercise can directly impact our health. But for many people, genetic predisposition to disease - be it hypertension or diabetes or cancer - is often perceived as a risk that is out of their hands.

October 15, 2014 — Lawrence D. Wagman & Sandra M. Brown

Beyond Resveratrol: The Anti-Aging NAD Fad

Whenever I see my 10-year-old daughter brimming over with so much energy that she jumps up in the middle of supper to run around the table, I think to myself, “those young mitochondria.” Mitochondria are our cells’ energy dynamos.

March 11, 2015 — David Stipp
Biased But Necessary: Single Case Studies

Biased But Necessary: Single Case Studies

Like a kid who skips the copyright information that precede iPad games, I go straight to the clinical cases in the New England Journal of Medicine whenever I get my hands on a copy.

October 30, 2013 — Kathleen Raven

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