Kids and teens saw double the number of ads for soda in 2010 than they did in 2008.
October 31, 2011 Kids and teens saw double the number of ads for soda in 2010 than they did in 2008, according to a report. The author says the industry's efforts to regulate its advertising to kids haven't worked.
October 27, 2011 Willpower will only take you so far, in case you haven't run that experiment yourself. Turns out our bodies have a fuel gauge, not entirely unlike the gas gauge in our cars, that tell us when it's time to tank up on food. Dieting can make the gauge go haywire.
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Male binge eaters were more likely to be depressed and obese than men who didn't binge, a study found.
October 26, 2011 Fasting after eating too much and pushing through an insanely long workout to compensate for overeating are behaviors associated with binge eating. Men are almost as likely as women to develop the disorder, a new study finds.
In a cavernous barn, distillers make whiskey with rye, corn and malted barley.
October 22, 2011 Preservationists at Mount Vernon, with the help of the Distilled Spirits Council, have restored George Washington's distillery. Rye whiskey made to the founding father's specifications is now available — for a price.
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Brain researchers say the big fluctuations in IQ performance they found in teens were not random — or a fluke.
October 19, 2011 A new study documents significant fluctuations in the IQs of a group of British teenagers. The findings bolster the theory that the IQ test isn't a measure of a person's "fixed" intellectual capacity but rather, a gauge of acquired knowledge that progresses in fits and starts.
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French Laundry pastry chef Lena Kwak with the gluten-free flour she developed.
October 17, 2011 A lot of people are going out of their way to avoid gluten. Some have celiac disease, while others have some degree of gluten sensitivity. But the perception that a gluten-free diet is always a healthful diet isn't quite accurate.
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Eric Jensen examines cantaloupe on the Jensen Farms near Holly, Colo., in late September. The FDA recalled cantaloupe grown on the farm after connecting the melons with a deadly listeria outbreak.
October 11, 2011 It's likely that the number of people who ate cantaloupe contaminated with listeria far exceeds the number of illnesses and deaths reported so far. So why aren't more of us sick? When it comes to vulnerability to food-borne illness, factors like age, stomach acid and the common cold can all come into play.
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"Skinny genes": Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow can thank her mom, actress Blythe Danner, for her trimness? Parental weight strongly influences thinness in children, researchers say.
October 5, 2011 Like mother, like daughter? Turns out, the "inter-generational transmission of thinness" is real. Parental weight strongly influences slimness in children, a study of 7,000 families finds.
If you want kids to eat it, make it pretty.
October 3, 2011 Child nutrition researchers at Cornell took away the standard lunch line treatment of fresh fruit at three schools, and put the produce into colorful, good-looking baskets near the cash register. The result? Double the sales.
Fans pose for a picture with a pawpaw character at the 13th Annual Pawpaw Festival in Albany, OH.
September 30, 2011 Festivals, beer, recipes and pie
September 29, 2011 The pawpaw is a tropical-type fruit native to North America with a long and almost forgotten history. Thomas Jefferson once prized it, and now scientists are looking at whether the pawpaw can claim some health benefits, along with cachet. NPR's Tiny Desk Kitchen goes on the hunt for this tasty treat.
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September 22, 2011 After years of avoiding sticky topics like antibiotic use in livestock, an industry-initiated dialogue aimed at transparency, nobody things it will resolve all the controversial issues. But it's a start.
Contestants from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" do yoga in Auckland, New Zealand.
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September 21, 2011 More than half of the people in a recent poll say weight-loss shows influence what they eat. And 49 percent say they believe the television programs will have a positive influence on the obesity epidemic.
September 21, 2011 NPR's food blog, The Salt, is brought to you by the Science Desk food team. If you're looking for info on the people behind the blog, you've come to the right place.
First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Darden chef Julie Elkinton, talks to Charisse McElroy, right, and her daughter Jacqueline McElroy, 9, during an event at Olive Garden in Hyattsville, Md. on Thursday.
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September 15, 2011 The company has pledged to reduce its calorie and sodium footprints with a goal of 10 percent reduction over the next five years and 20 percent in the next decade. It says its restaurants will also downsize meal portions.
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