Could pasta actually help you to lose weight?

The results of this new study will be music to many dieters’ ears; researchers conclude that although pasta is famously carb-heavy, it might, in fact, help you to lose weight. How sinful really is pasta? Ravioli, macaroni, spaghetti, lasagna, cannelloni. No doubt you are salivating as you pronounce those words in your head with a […]

What Are Phthalates? Dining Out ‘Raises Level of Chemicals Linked to Cancer’

According to a new study, dining out risks elevated levels of potentially harmful chemicals linked to diseases including cancer in the body. Phthalates are used to make a range of plastics soft, flexible and durable, from shower curtains to nail polish and moisturizer. They can leach into food from processed materials such as food packaging, takeout boxes, […]

Artificial Food Colors and ADHD

Does Artificial Food Coloring Contribute to ADHD in Children? The FDA maintains dyes are safe, but some studies have linked them to hyperactivity in children Kraft Macaroni & Cheese—that favorite food of kids, packaged in the nostalgic blue box—will soon be free of yellow dye. Kraft announced Monday that it will remove artificial food coloring, […]

How brown fat could lead to better weight loss drugs

Our bodies store two types of fat: brown, which burns calories to generate heat, and white, which typically acts as the body’s store of energy. Excess weight results from too much fat being stored in the body. Could we look to brown fat’s molecular makeup to come up with better drugs for obesity? person standing […]

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have a higher risk of dying if they get under 6 hours of sleep each night. The links between sleep duration and stroke risk in metabolic syndrome have been uncovered. Metabolic […]