Food & Nutrition

Food waste is a real problem, but this study of what happens to household food doesn't provide answers. It does, however, tell us a bit about what we do with our food. 
Since 1990 when health claims on foods were first authorized, the FDA has never reversed a decision to allow one. But it's in the process of doing so now — the one that links soy protein to a reduced risk of heart disease.
Given these two hot-button topics, no doubt you'll be hearing plenty about the finding of this study in the coming days. So before you're repeatedly told by the misinformed, that smoking more pot leads to having more sex, you should know this connection is not as strong or direct as the headlines might suggest.
There is no right answer to this question. That's because it depends on who you ask, a farmer or a chemist. And even then it's not always straightforward. 
Philadelphia has opted to tax sugar-sweetened beverages, which, one might expect, will raise the price consumers must pay. But at the city's airport, at least, stores that aren't in the taxation area also raised their prices.  
British researchers say it's time to invert the debilitating, pervasive mindset that gives older adults permission to accept that "I'm getting older, so I better stop being active and start getting used to slowing down." Instead, they say that it's not getting older that stops one from being active, but it's that being inactive accelerates the process of getting old.
Can body weight, or weight-loss attempts for that matter, be affected by eating 3 meals daily as opposed to simply "grazing" on mini-meals throughout the day? New data from Australia suggests that for women, at least, grazers run a bigger risk of being overweight or obese.
Despite the public health warnings about obesity, since 1999 its prevalence has increased markedly. And the latest CDC stats show that the trend continued for both adults and youngsters between 2014 and 2016. But amid the otherwise depressing statistics, there is a glimmer of hope buried within.
Can it be? What your mother ate when she was pregnant with you is the cause of your binge drinking? According to this study, yes, but she had to be a vegetarian or at least eat "healthy." Alright, consider us officially confused.
We often come across studies reporting that a diet or food is helpful, but shortly thereafter finding another stating the effect is either non-existent or even detrimental. So what's a person to believe? Strangely, sometimes both claims can turn out to be true – at least that might well be the case for soybeans and breast cancer.
Researchers from UCLA found that through mice experiments, decaffeinated black tea may promote some form of weight loss, which occurs when chemicals, known as polyphenols, produce changes in the gut bacterium.
The Centers for Disease Control notes that obesity-related cancers now comprise 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed. When scaremongering groups insisted chemicals were the problem, we noted this was happening.