Former U.S. military leaders have identified a latent threat to the potential for a leaner, more agile fighting force: the school vending machine.
Three new studies published in the United States this weekend reaffirm a link between sweet soda and fruit drinks to an epidemic of obesity that is sweeping the United States.
Garlic can ward off vampires, according to an old superstition. Modern science also ascribes protective powers to the pungent bulb — against health problems.
U.S. laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.
Putting some bounce into your life on a home trampoline can help you to be physically fit and happy, too, according to Ingo Froboese, a professor at the Health Centre of the German Sport University in Cologne.
More than 480,000 Taiwanese have shed a total of 470 tons of fat in a nationwide weight-loss promotion campaign so far this year, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday as it encouraged more people to join the program.
The Ministry of Education said yesterday it will retain a zero-tolerance policy on ractopamine residues in meat for school lunches, despite the Legislature's decision a day earlier to ease restrictions on the livestock leanness-enhancing drug in imported beef.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) said yesterday that since the Codex Alimentarius Commission (國際食品法典委員會) has already set a safety limit for ractopamine residue (10ppb), members of the opposition parties should let the U.S. beef issue come to a rest.
U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved the first drug to treat obesity in 13 years, a drug called lorcaserin, marketed as Belviq and made by Arena Pharmaceuticals.
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Famous cartoon character Popeye is right to down a can of spinach when he wants his biceps to bulge, according to a Swedish study presented Monday showing why the leafy vegetable makes us stronger.