Fossils from tiny prehistoric mammals reveal that these species developed new characteristics - such as better hearing and teeth capable of precise chewing - that led to very precise diets, according to a new study.
Beekeepers who feed their bees pseudo-honey, meaning high-fructose corn syrup or sucrose in times of honey shortage, may be contributing to the annual honeybee die-off, researchers explain.
According to a new study, scientists have come to a better understanding of the genes involved in taste perception and food preferences, which they say can lead to personalized nutrition plans effective not just in weight loss but in avoiding diseases such as cancer, depression, and hypertension.
A new study claims that regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, and gives truth to the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
Scientists identified an anti-appetite molecule called acetate in fiber that could possibly help combat obesity; the study describes in the journal Nature Communications.
A diet rich in olive oil, fish and whole grains, classically known as the Mediterranean diet, may help delay diabetes rather than simply cutting out fats, according to a follow-up analysis.
Basketball star LeBron James made$20 million more through endorsement deals, than his own $13 million annual salary playing for the NBA Miami Heat in 2012 alone. That may be great for his wallet, but not so great for the children who watched his commercials, a new study said.
If you need motivation to lose weight, Dubai might be the best place to get it. In response to expanding waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering to give citizens a gram of gold for each kilogram lost by Aug. 16, Emirates 24/7 reports.
After 16 years of drinking only soda, a 31-year-old woman living in southern France faced a series of serious health issues.
Obesity is now officially recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA), the group announced Tuesday at their annual meeting in Chicago.
Supplements, vitamins and all other alternative medicine have quickly ballooned to a $34 billion a year industry, but the industry has been mired with scrutiny and lawsuits over the lack of proof of its effectiveness. A new book further questions the industry and even says it does more harm than good to those who consume it.
A Seattle woman is endeavoring to live without food for six months, and sustain herself with only water and sunlight in an experiment she calls "Living on Light." She has been documenting her journey to survive as plants do on Facebook and YouTube.
Soda and other sugary drinks may increase a person’s chances of developing kidney stones, according to a new study published in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
The average American consumes more than 3,400 mg of sodium a day, which is the same as 1 ½ teaspoons. Doctors have long touted the need to reduce sodium intake, but now a new study says there is actually no evidence to back up the benefits of a low-sodium diet.