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Why some foods 'taste too good' to stop eating

It sounds like a mass conspiracy at first: food companies have figured out a way to manufacture foods that are just the right amount of sweet, salty or fatty — and now we can’t stop eating them. Unfortunately, it’s not…

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Unhealthy habits can start young: Infants, toddlers, and added sugars

A new study found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers). Infants were 6-11 months, and toddlers were 12-23 months.

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Unhealthy habits can start young: Infants, toddlers, and added sugars

A new study found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers). Infants were 6-11 months, and toddlers were 12-23 months.

Why do we eat more when we're with our friends and family?

Anyone who’s left the family dinner table uncomfortably full may be all too familiar with this phenomenon, even if they can’t exactly name it. New research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests that eating more when you’re…

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City apartments or jungle huts: What chemicals and microbes lurk inside?

Researchers found city homes to be rife with industrial chemicals, cleaning agents and fungi that love warm, dark surfaces, while jungle huts had fresher air, more sunlight and natural materials with which humans evolved.

There's a part of the brain that always says yes to one more

Sometimes, you just can’t say no to another spoonful of ice cream. And maybe one more after that. Why not? You deserve it. And since the tub is almost empty anyway, why not just finish the whole thing? There’s no…

The healthiest foods for us are also the healthiest for the planet

The foods that do a body good may also do our planet the least harm. A major new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a comprehensive look at the health and environmental…