Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 12:34 pm
There's growing evidence that the bacteria in our gut influence our health, including how much we weigh. So what happens when antibiotics knock out some of the microbes that help us?
A study, published online today in the journal Nature, finds that antibiotics make young mice fatter by changing the mix of their gut bacteria.
As the number of Americans tipping the obesity scale grows, another battle over the bulges has emerged: How much should public policy control the collective diet?
WWBE? Yup, What Would Batman Eat? That’s the question posed by a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made waves this week when he suggested a proposed ban on super-sized soft drinks as a way to cut obesity rates. Closer to home, Colorado boasts the least obese population in the country.
Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 11:52 am
Our post on the paleo diet moving from the CrossFit gym to the doctor's office generated a robust discussion here in our comments section (and on NPR's Facebook page).
Readers batted around the relative merits of the paleo diet, how to interpret Paleolithic man's short lifespan and the meaning of evolutionary medicine, among other issues.