American parents don't feed their children wheat gruel and beef broth anymore—food historian Amy Bentley traces the history and science of mass-produced mashed peas.
One of the health trend's first advocates was perhaps a little bit of a huckster.
A start-up will contribute an interesting answer to the million-dollar food-policy question: If healthy food was as easy as junk food, would we eat more of it?
A new frontier for junk food
Why quaffing energy-drink cocktails may be riskier than sticking to booze alone
Research suggests that a person's consumption of the beverage is determined in part by his or her DNA—and that its benefits could extend beyond a caffeine buzz.
By studying the immune systems of plants, they've developed a technique that eliminates the need for chemicals.
Those eating with overweight people are more likely to serve themselves more and unhealthier food, a new study says.
Overuse of the drugs has increased over the past few years. That's not good for human health.
Gut bacteria play a role in mood and emotion. Are probiotics the key to a better antidepressant?
Why the body craves junk food late at night
How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread
If workers got their desired raise to $15 an hour, the price of burgers and fries would likely go up. But that doesn't mean people would buy (much) less of them.
A new study finds that behavioral intervention could help vegetables light up the neurological reward system the way a cookie does.
Red and white wines showed equal health benefits in new research—among people who move.
Wealthy people are eating better than ever, while the poor are eating worse.
Today the pendulum of science defends breakfast skippers.
A new study suggests the microbes in humans' intestines may influence food choices.
An oasis in the dromedary-dairy desert?
A new study found that even when parents recognize that their children are overweight, many fail to do anything about it—or even to see it as a problem.