Taste buds may play role in fostering obesity in offspring

Cornell food scientists show in animal studies that a mother's high-fat diet may lead to more sweet-taste receptors and a greater attraction to unhealthy food in their offspring—resulting in poor feeding behavior, obesity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Size matters when ordering food online, says study

What effect does verbal size descriptors have on portion size selections when people order their meals online? Quite a lot—and some cues can prompt people to order a larger size—according to new research from Flinders ...


Why is American food so unhealthy?

It's no secret: The standard American diet is at the root of the obesity epidemic and many of its associated diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Non-communicable diseases cause 74% of global deaths: WHO

Non-communicable diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for 74 percent of deaths globally and cracking down on risk factors could save millions of lives, the WHO said Wednesday.

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