7 Foods That Fight Inflammation

Many chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer and obesity, have been linked to inflammation, part of the body’s immune response. When inflammation is out of control, it can affect the brain. “Substances secreted by certain immune-system Read More

How to Live Seven Years Longer

People who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population, and to spend most of these extra years in good health, according Read More

How a Western Diet Leads to Overeating and Obesity

New research by scientists at the University of California, Riverside now shows that chronic consumption of a western diet leads to overeating and obesity due to elevations in “peripheral endocannabinoid signaling.” The endocannabinoid system is Read More

Blood Pressure Hormone Promotes Obesity

New research by University of Iowa scientists helps explain how a hormone system often targeted to treat cardiovascular disease can also lower metabolism and promote obesity. The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) controls blood pressure and is Read More

Finding sleep’s sweet spot

No one is telling you what time to go to bed with this, but researchers are making a strong case that the duration and timing of your sleep are closely associated with whether your behavior Read More