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Tracking Calories May. 24, 2019

Nutrition News

My friend Kim has dropped 25 pounds in the past year. Her secret? Tracking her calories. She uses an... Read More

Weight Loss Warriors May. 03, 2019

Nutrition News

Looking to lose weight before the summer? Here's what real people involved in The National Weight Co... Read More

Fatty Acids and Breast Cancer Apr. 19, 2019

Nutrition News

There are some cancers where diet can make a big difference — breast cancer is one of them. Re... Read More

Hedgehog Hygiene Hitch Mar. 06, 2019


The CDC is warning the public to be careful about playing with pet hedgehogs. A salmonella outbreak ... Read More

Medicine Goes to the Dogs, Precisely Feb. 06, 2019


Precision or personalized medicine is the mantra these days. It's the idea that medical science can ... Read More

Poor Response Times Jan. 09, 2019


A national study comparing ambulance response times for cardiac arrest calls found that patients who... Read More

Holiday Pounds Dec. 21, 2018

Nutrition News

Oh, those dreaded 3 to 4 pounds that creep up over the holidays. Extra food goes down easy with the ... Read More

When Parents Can Know Everything About Their Kids Jan. 04, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

"Arkangel," an episode of the Netflix show "Black Mirror" directed by Jodie Foster, had me cheering ... Read More

What You Do Know Can Also Hurt You Oct. 13, 2016

Steve Chapman

We live in the information age, which is called that for the same reason the ice age got its name: a... Read More

Changing How We Eat Is an Idea Worth Chewing On -- Slowly Aug. 28, 2015

C Force

While I was cruising down the Internet freeway of ideas and news the other day, looking for useful n... Read More

Coca-Cola Has a Scientific Word or Two for You in Defense of Sugary Beverages Aug. 21, 2015

C Force

Last week, I bemoaned the seemingly infinite amount of conflicting information that exists in this n... Read More

Dangers of Sugarcoating Good News About the American Diet Jul. 31, 2015

C Force

In light of recent reports that we are only consuming a small fraction of the fruits and vegetables ... Read More

Dine Hard Jun. 24, 2015


The motto of the Center for Science in the Public Interest is "Transforming the American Diet." The ... Read More

San Francisco vs. Soft Drinks Jun. 14, 2015

Steve Chapman

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has something it wants to say: Fizzy sugar water can make you... Read More

Attention Football Fans: Health Tips to Avoid the Coffin Corner Feb. 06, 2015

C Force

Well, the big game is over. The final score: A record 114.4 million people watched some or all of th... Read More

Uncounting Calories Oct. 22, 2014


Fast food just got a little lower. A study out of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health re... Read More

Tell Your Diary About Every Mouthful, Say Determined Dietitians Apr. 17, 2014

Cooks' Books

"Bite It & Write It!: A Guide to Keeping Track of What You Eat & Drink" by Stacie Castle, Robyn Cotl... Read More