| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:40 PM
I'm not a vegetarian, but I imagine it must be stressful ordering off the menu at an unfamiliar restaurant and not being sure if there are secret animal products lurking in a seemingly vegetarian dish. Those with dietary restrictions can order off the...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Mamoun's Falafel should get something like a lifetime achievement award for New Haven restaurants, maybe even an a cappella bar song (“From the Mabrumeh down at Mamoun's...”) to nudge it closer to Pepe’s, Louis’, Claire’s and...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Yale cancer scientist Melinda Irwin says that the connection between obesity and cancer are so strong -- as are recent findings about the effectiveness of exercise and diet in treating cancer -- that pharmaceutical companies should be required to...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:11 AM
It's a scenario that plays out each January. Health clubs are packed, diet books are devoured, then within a month or two, our new year's resolutions lose steam. The crowds diminish, diets fade into memory, and good intentions are saved for another...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
More and more studies reveal that the best diet for the environment -- and for you -- is one packed with plants and light on animal foods. This is intuitive, as it takes fewer resources -- water, fossil fuel, acreage -- to cultivate plant foods, such as...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters.
The diet battle of the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:35 PM
'Tis the season when people really pack on the pounds. So it's a good thing that researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) have just announced the most effective way to lose weight.
After comparing five common diets, the researchers concluded...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:32 PM
The definition of weight-loss insanity is sticking to a diet or exercise plan that hasn't nudged the scale much or has left you with physical or psychological side effects. If any of these signs sound familiar, it's time to jump ship and find a weight-...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 7:22 PM
If obesity is linked to Americans' 24/7 lifestyles, would it help to reset the clock that dictates our eating? A new study of mice suggests it would, and in ways that go well beyond weight alone.
Even with a diet high in fat and sugar, mice that had...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:30 AM
What could be more wholesome for students than a bag lunch packed at home? A lunch from the school cafeteria.
Researchers found that the typical lunch brought from home contained far fewer vegetables, fruit and whole grains than federal nutrition...