Food additives that are commonly used to thicken processed foods may disrupt the bacterial makeup of the gut, causing health problems.
IBM and Mars Inc. are teaming up to genetically sequence the microbial communities that exist in food production facilities so consumers can be better protected.
USDA diet recommendations aim to help Americans make healthy eating choices, but the guidelines may soon take into consideration the impact on the environment.
A survey of medical advice offered on TV talk shows finds that much of the information is not based in science. Continue reading →
A Canadian toddler has died from an infection that could have been easily treated. Continue reading →
Eating a high-fat and high-carb diet resulted in inflammation in the brain -- at least in male mice.
Athletes are often dogged by decaying teeth and gum disease, a problem in which sport drinks, high-carb diets and training regimens may play a part.
Rats who eat junk food not only get fat, but also lose their appetite for novel foods, new research shows. Continue reading →
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