U.S. plans food labels clarifying calories, sugar

Mar 2, 2014

U.S. plans food labels clarifying calories, sugar

The Obama administration is proposing new food labels that will make it easier to know about calories and added sugars, a reflection of the shifting science behind nutrition. Fat was the focus two decades ago when the labels first were created, but nutritionists are ...

Feb 26, 2014

A sign that preschooler obesity is falling in U.S.?

Toddler obesity shrank sharply in America in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say. The finding comes from a government study considered a ...

Science, not muscle, aids many Sochi wins

Feb 14, 2014

Science, not muscle, aids many Sochi wins

by Angela Charlton

Nineteen-year-old Slovakian luger Josef Petrulak competed in the Sochi Olympics in a 22-year-old sled. That is right: His sled is three years older than he is. His German rivals get a new sled every year, designed by BMW and calibrated to whoosh faster, smoother ...

First guidelines issued to prevent stroke in women

Feb 7, 2014

First guidelines issued to prevent stroke in women

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, depression and other risk factors that women face ...

Diet grills NHK boss on remarks

Jan 31, 2014

Diet grills NHK boss on remarks

by Ayako Mie

In a bid to dodge criticism that he is unqualified to lead NHK, its embattled president, Katsuto Momii, tells the Diet the contentious remarks at his first official press conference were not the broadcaster's official views but his own.

Jan 24, 2014

Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes: study

Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study. In the study, which was conducted by researchers at Lund University using mice with a ...