How To Tell If You Are Binge Eating

By Sofia Rydin-Gray What is binge eating? We all have probably had those times when we ate too much during a special occasion or during a weekend trip. We may even have binged on a box of donuts once when we felt especially sad after a breakup. However, binge eating disorder is different from just…

Poor Diet Is The Greatest Risk To Worldwide Health

By Allison Fox Diet-related disease is not just an American problem. Across the globe, poor diets now pose a greater collective health risk than unsafe sex, alcohol, drugs and tobacco use combined, according to a new report by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. “This snuck up on us,” report co-author Patrick Webb, a…

The Sugar Industry Paid Scientists To Be On Its Side Since The 1960s

By Reuters Health In the 1960’s, before conflict of interest disclosure was required, the sugar industry sponsored research promoting dietary fat as an important cause of coronary heart disease, and downplaying the role of sugar, according to a special report in JAMA Internal Medicine. A 1967 literature review in The New England Journal of Medicine…

This Facebook executive says fasting for 15 hours a day changed his life

By Melia Robinson When Dan Zigmond, director of analytics at Facebook, rolls into his office at 1 Hacker Way, he grabs a bowl of oatmeal topped with Greek yogurt and dried cranberries. Later, he gets lunch from the company’s drool-worthy cafeteria. He also eats dinner there. His coworkers might never suspect Zigmond subscribes to a trending…