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The research found that compared to other oils and fats, extra virgin olive oil was more likely to increase a person’s feelings of satiety after a meal. But another phase of the study showed that just imparting the scent of olive oil to food – by adding an aromatic extract – reduced the amount of calories people in the study consumed and improved their blood sugar response.
Even if the New York City Board of Health passes the ban this coming Thursday, 7-Eleven, the ubiquitous convenience-store chain, will still be able to serve its 50-ounce Orange Explosion Slurpee, which contains 107 grams of sugar, the equivalent of nearly four full-size Snickers bars. Dunkin’ Donuts could still sell its large Vanilla Bean Coolatta (174 grams of sugar, or nearly six Snickers bars, in its 32 ounces). And if you can find a place with unlimited refills, you can still drink as much soda as you like.
Lawyers for candymaker Mars Inc. shot off an urgent letter to a Scottish bar attempting to secure Protected Food status for its deep-fried rendition of the company’s namesake candy bar, saying the decision to deep fry Mars renders the candy’s health benefits null and void.
Because black licorice tastes like anger and betrayal, unwitting consumers might not even notice that the candy is more lead-flavored than usual
Actual data on the July Effect varies, however. The New York Times reports that one of “the largest and best designed” studies found that patient mortality rates increase by 8% in July, a month that also sees a jump in hospital charges and more drawn-out stays.
There’s no doubt that cannibalism is simultaneously fascinating and repulsive. Hearing survival stories makes us question whether we could eat the flesh of our fallen companions,
HBO’s multi-part research documentary The Weight of the Nation examines obesity in America in four parts.
A gynecologist says he has finally proven the existence of the G-spot.
Tai chi, the Chinese martial art involving slow and rhythmic movement, has been shown to benefit older people by maintaining balance and strength.
The best results were seen when the testes underwent two 15-minute zap sessions.
So what does science know about translating our resolve into actual changes in behavior?
A task force is calculating North Carolina’s obligation to the estimated 7,600 victims of its eugenics program from 1933 to 1977, many of them poor and uneducated.
People who swear more frequently in daily life show a lesser pain tolerance effect of swearing
High school students have been ignored in this conversation about the obesity epidemic,” Ms. Cohen said. “It’s a serious health crisis.”
When it comes to selling meat, deceptive practices are more widespread than you think.
The federal Food and Drug Administration is ordering sunscreen manufacturers to change the way they label their products.
A new study shows that toxicperfluoroalkyls, which are used in surface protection treatments and coatings to…
The health advantages of green tea make it appear to be the miracle drink of recent years. It is mentioned as a cure for everything from stomach trouble to fatigue, from rheumatoid arthritis to tooth decay.
For the first time ever, a man has been cured of HIV. The remedy may nearly have killed him, but it opens a door—just a crack—to hope that we may someday kill off the scourge for good.
Electronic cigarettes have recently grabbed the attention of countless tobacco users across the United States. Also known as the “E-Cigarette,” these groundbreaking devices are raising a lot of eyebrows.