Darya Pino is a Ph.D trained scientist, San Francisco foodie, food and health writer and advocate of local, seasonal foods. She shares her unique scientific perspective on health and enthusiasm for delicious foods at her website Summer Tomato. Follow her on Twitter @summertomato.
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Stem cells in the gut of Drosophila divide in response to food.
400 IU of vitamin E daily increases risk of prostate cancer by 17%.
Tobacco Industry Refused To Reduce Radioactivity In Cigarettes In Order To Maintain Addictive Potential
Reducing radioactivity in tobacco would have also lowered the strength of nicotine, so the tobacco industry ignored it.
With the passing of Obama’s Patient Protection Act and Affordable Care Act, insurance and government agencies can no longer neglect individuals with preventable, diet-related chronic diseases.
High blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and smoking are linked to more rapid cognitive decline.
The scientists estimate that environmental factors common to twins explains 55% of susceptibility to autism, whereas genetics accounts for only 37%.
Meditation is associated with stronger connections between brain regions.
But the question remains, how do we make healthy eating cool?
Prince Charles is a long-time supporter of organic and sustainable farming, but this speech took his advocacy a step further.
New research by Nobel Prize winning UCSF researcher, Elizabeth Blackburn, provides a possible mechanism by which exercise protects against stress-related chromosome aging.
"Minuscule" amounts of iodine-131 was found in milk from Washington state.
Rodents and other mammals might not be ideal for studying type 2 diabetes because of a gene that was deleted from the human genome millions of years ago.
High-fat, low-carbohydrate diets have been used to treat high triglycerides since the 1960s.
Sugar consumption among adolescents has nearly doubled since the 1970s.