What's More Nutritious, Orange Juice Or An Orange? It's Complicated

NPR |Jan. 22, 2015 12:43 p.m.

A study suggests that when it comes to oranges, juice may unlock more of some beneficial nutrients for our bodies to absorb than fruit does. But don't use that as an excuse to gulp down OJ just yet.

We Lie About What We Eat, And It's Messing Up Science

NPR |Jan. 14, 2015 3:34 p.m.

Humans are notoriously bad at remembering exactly how much we eat and exercise, yet researchers often ask. A new paper says self-reported data have skewed hundreds of studies and must be discontinued.

Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

NPR |Jan. 14, 2015 8:40 a.m.

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.

How Do We Grow To Like The Foods We Once Hated?

NPR |Jan. 13, 2015 11:27 a.m.

A psychologist says we have to be taught to like chili pepper and other foods we may initially dislike. The experience of eating it often somehow converts what's an aversion to a preference, he says.

Why OCD Is 'Miserable': A Science Reporter's Obsession With Contracting HIV

NPR |Jan. 12, 2015 11:07 a.m.

David Adam has had obsessive-compulsive disorder for 20 years. In The Man Who Couldn't Stop, he chronicles his experiences — and how medical understanding and treatment of OCD have changed over time.

What Might Be Missing From MyPlate? Water

NPR |Jan. 12, 2015 9:14 a.m.

Since the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, more evidence has piled up showing the benefits of drinking water and the risks of sugary beverages. So scientists say it's time for a water symbol on MyPlate.

Is 'Cook At Home' Always Good Health Advice?

NPR |Jan. 09, 2015 12:09 p.m.

A recent study finds that middle-aged women who spent more time cooking were more likely to have metabolic syndrome. Researchers say the message should be "cook healthfully," not just "cook often."

Why Bill Gates Is Commissioning Fine Art

NPR |Jan. 08, 2015 9:29 a.m.

From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.

How Food Shopping Can Turn New Year's Resolutions Into 'Res-Illusions'

NPR |Jan. 08, 2015 7:49 a.m.

Many people aim to make healthier food choices in the New Year. A study finds that while people buy more healthy food, they spend just as much on unhealthy foods as they do during the holidays.

Bite Back At Bad Cholesterol: Eat An Avocado A Day

NPR |Jan. 07, 2015 3:27 p.m.

Researchers have long known that avocados have "good" fats. But they didn't know if daily avocado consumption might affect cardiovascular disease risk factors. So they designed a study to find out.

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