| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Herbalife Ltd. shares plunged more than 10% after hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he has new evidence of illegal activity at the Los Angeles nutritional products company.
Ackman said he will share the evidence at a presentation in New York on...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Seaweed, algae, sea vegetables--no matter what you call them, these plants from the sea have been a delicious, nutritious part of our diet for centuries. Grown in the mineral-dense environment of the sea, they're packed with nutrients such as iodine,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), found in grilled, charred, pan-fried and smoked meats, are drawing increasing concern over their potentially toxic effects on health.
What are PAHs?
PAHs are a group of over 100...
| May 28, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Shortly after qualifying for the Boston Marathon, I threw up. I don't advise this for weight loss.
Most people choose not to run marathons. Most people don't run at all. Heck, most people get zero exercise.
And I get it. As a former couch potato,...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:43 PM
After steering clear of most messy legislative battles, First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday publicly took on lawmakers, food companies and lunch ladies who say the school lunch law she championed nearly four years ago is leading kids to brown bag it....
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:17 PM
When Pat Barone was trying to lose weight, the very people she looked to for support — her friends — seemed to be sabotaging her efforts.
Questions like, 'Is that all you're going to eat?' were just the beginning. "Before long, your food...
| May 19, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Not that most people are eating even five servings of fruit and vegetables every day, but it turns out that might not be enough to get the best protection from disease and early death, said researchers who also found that vegetables do more good than...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Whether you're trying to lose weight or simply focus on a heart-healthy eating regimen, a growling stomach can interfere with your eating goals. Hunger is a normal body reaction and survival mechanism. But in today's environment of ample food...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Food and Drug Administration, underlining the potential health benefits to infants and young children of fatty acids found plentifully in fish, on Tuesday urged pregnant women and new mothers to consume more fish and to feed it more often to their...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Not milk? Choosing milk for your morning cereal or coffee used to be pretty simple: skim, low-fat or whole. These days, though, market shelves and refrigerators are crowded with an array of alternatives: soy, almond, rice, hemp and more.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Prohibiting the use of federal food stamps to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages and subsidizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables with the coupons would improve nutrition, foster weight loss and drive down rates of Type 2 diabetes among the program's...