Does being vegan brand you as elitist? "Days of Revolt" host Chris Hedges and longtime animal rights activist Gary Francione discuss that question, as well as the impact of the animal agriculture industry on the ecosystem, animal suffering versus human suffering and how Whole Foods CEO John Mackey can be both vegan and anti-union.
Coca-Cola’s chief scientist and health officer has left the company after helping set up a nonprofit research group tasked with downplaying the role of sugary drinks in the obesity epidemic.
An analysis by leading authorities on disease reveals that poor diet is the biggest contributor to early death around the world, with red meat and sugar-sweetened drinks among the foods implicated in 21 percent of deaths.
An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists said Tuesday.
The journalist puts several "false assumptions" to rest regarding stories based on Edward Snowden's leaks; Alcoholics Anonymous is highly unsuccessful and overrated; meanwhile, scientists figure out what's the best diet out there. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Obesity has "more than doubled" and diabetes quadrupled in the U.S. since the government issued advice as to what a "healthy diet" contains. So why on earth are we still taking in the faulty science? And where did these deadly misconceptions come from?
Vegetarians were found to have a lower risk of death from any cause and males saw benefits for cardiovascular health.
Bad news, meat lovers and occasional carnivores. Insects could become the sustainable meat of the future if world leaders do nothing and global warming remakes the climate.
Using a Tanzanian tribe as a stand-in for ancient humans, an international group of scientists determined that the hunter-gatherers burned calories no better than we fat, slobby Westerners, when corrected for size. This suggests that overeating is more to blame for obesity than the modern sedentary lifestyle.
New study, new round of bad news. Researchers have determined that the level of obesity in the U.S. is being dramatically underreported. The current, too-conservative estimate already says that one in three Americans is obese, so this may be one time you don't want to click "Read more."