On the news this week: Portion size guide; first ever photos of a black hole; and smartphone app for diagnosing rare genetic disorders.
Nicole Samuel discusses genetic trade-offs and where modern diseases come from
Sweet, sour, salt, bitter, umami – Neil Stoker asks if fat is a member of the primary taste club
Connie Orbach and Nic Rae endure temptation at the Press Launch of Cravings, the new Science Museum show
The link between a functional immune system and our fat stores deepens
Join us to hear about his findings on the causes of diseases, from cancer in the UK to cardiovascular diseases in low-income countries.
Angelina Chrysanthou and Stephanie Sammann battle it out over which of
these everyday foods really presents the greatest health risk.
Data combined from 10 countries reveal link between C-section birth and obesity later in life …
Themes of the last fortnight have been the growing calls for a strategy on obesity, drug experimenting and lessons from bird flight …
The programmes I watched this week served only to scare. Death is near. Trust nothing. Certainly not a cucumber wrapper …
Want to lose weight? Eat a red pepper. Scientists have discovered that capsaicin – the ingredient that gives red peppers their pungent flavour – breaks down fat. It was already known that feeding rats capsaicin slowed their weight gain, but until now, no one knew why. A team from Korea has found that adding capsaicin […]