Fasting Diets Are Gaining Acceptance

Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at the National Institute on Aging in Maryland, has not had breakfast in 35 years. Most days he practices a form of fasting — skipping lunch, taking a midafternoon run, and then eating all of his daily calories (about 2,000) in a six-hour window starting in the afternoon. “Once you get […]

Poll: Most Americans Believe They Have Not Been Impacted By The ACA

On its “Morning Edition” segment, NPR  (2/29, Kodjak) reports a poll it conducted along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health revealed just “one-third of Americans say the health care they receive is ‘excellent,’” and an even lower number said they “are impressed with the system as […]

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found. The new research may help shed light on a question scientists have long debated: Is sugar itself harming health, or is the weight gain […]