The Calorie Conspiracy Diet

According to a new study, if you convince yourself that everything you eat is highly calorific, it could lower levels of a hunger hormone, potentially suppressing your appetite.


Coffee and Prostate Cancer

According to a new study, men who drink at least six or more cups of coffee a day could be reducing their risk for advanced prostate cancer by 60 percent.


On Late-Night Eating and Weight Gain

Recent studies suggest that eating at night may lead to weight gain. However it’s not clear why.


Rabbis Focus on Eating Disorders

Rabbinic leaders in New York and elsewhere are sounding an alarm about a wave of anorexia and other eating disorders among teenage girls in the orthodox Jewish community.


Is the Mediterranean Diet Becoming Myth?

The New York Times asks, "Does the Mediterranean Diet Even Exist?"


FDA Panel Rejects Warnings for Food Dyes, Calls for Research

An FDA advisory panel says there's no clear sign that artificial food dyes cause hyperactivity in children, but recommends more research.


FDA Bans Some Japanese Foods

The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of milk and fresh fruit and vegetables from areas near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.


As Americans Get Bigger, Feds Weigh Changes to Bus Regulations

As Americans get bigger, the Federal Transit Administration is proposing to change the average passenger weight on buses from 150 to 175 pounds and the floor space occupied per standing passenger from 1.5 to 1.75 square feet.


In Panic Over Radiation, Chinese Buy Salt

Chinese fears of a nuclear meltdown in Japan have caused a run on salt, which contains small amounts of iodine that can protect radiation. Via Food News Journal.


Is BAI Better Than BMI?

An expert on obesity argues that the Body Adiposity Index (BAI), which is based on a calculation of hip circumference and height, is a much better measure of body fat than the standard Body Mass Index (BMI).