The story behind the research can be as compelling as the results. Recording the effects of starvation, a group of Jewish doctors demonstrated their dedication to science – and their own humanity.
Three scientists explain the biology and physics of what goes into one of the world’s most grueling races, the Tour de France.
Riders in the 2022 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
Most research shows intermittent fasting to be no better for weight loss than counting calories.
Scientists are just beginning to decode the genetic messages in your food – and how that may affect your health.
If you ever feel like you can’t stop eating sugar, you are responding precisely as programmed by natural selection. What was once an evolutionary advantage has a different effect today.
Just because something is sweet doesn’t necessarily mean it is sugary. There are a number of molecules that taste sweet. To understand how and why takes a little bit of chemistry.
In almost every way, one cheeseburger does not equal six apples. With the goal of optimal health in mind, a calorie is not a calorie is not a calorie.
New research finds that ‘leaky mitochondria’ help keep sea otters warm.
A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found.
Making small changes daily can help prevent weight gain in the long run.
Eating more than your metabolism burns is likely to cause you to gain weight.
Riders in the 2021 Tour de France will ride more than 2,100 miles (3,400 km) over the 21 flat and mountainous stages of the race. And they will burn an incredible amount of energy while doing so.
Certain body processes aim to prevent weight loss by slowing our metabolic rate.
There are some factors you can’t change about your metabolism. But there are things you can do to influence how much energy your body uses over the course of the day.
People worried about gaining weight over the holidays may try to estimate how many calories are in the foods they put on their plates. But it’s not as easy as it looks.
This latest fad diet draws many parallels with other intermittent fasting-type diets.
Counting macronutrients offers more food flexibility – but may be most useful when trying to build muscle.
If it weren’t for historical and biological happenstance, few would be eating avocados today.
Don’t give up just yet.