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
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 […]