The science of shape

Researchers are quickly demystifying the genetic characteristics that factor into body shape and weight-related disease development.

Is your GI tract on track?

Complementary and alternative therapies may help common digestive ailments.

The first step in every recipe

Hand-washing and safe food handling are hallmarks of a conscientious cook who knows what's at stake in a bacteria-laden world.

Old dishes, clever fixes

Be it carrots, kale or fish, sometimes the quick and simple approaches are best for kid-friendly creations.

A soda-stroke link?

New research suggests older women may be at especially high risk if they consume several artificially sweetened beverages each day.

Foodie, know thy oil

The world of oils presents many delicious options—but it's important to learn what's suited for sauteing, baking or raw consumption.

Exercise isn’t an excuse to pig-out

Working out doesn't go as far as you might think. Be ever mindful of quantity and quality.

In the chili game, fowl is fair

Want to pack in the protein and trim the fat? Swap that red meat with some ground turkey.

Heart-healthy cooking tips

A dietitian shares her secrets for tasty and good-for-you recipe ingredients that will spice up the kitchen.

Lose fast, lose slow

Researchers say the rate at which you shed pounds may matter little—your body will reap the rewards either way.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

Enjoy this lovely treat in moderation, and your brain and heart might thank you for it.

Counting calories? Re-think that drink

When you populate your day with iced coffees, sweet teas and other flavored beverages, you're cramming hundreds of additional calories into your diet.

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