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March 16, 2018

 

Do Artificial Sweeteners Like Aspartame Have Calories?

We explain the difference in caloric value between sugar and some artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

December 8, 2017

 

Your sense of smell can impact your ability to diet.

Don’t Smell Your Cake

A person's sense of smell can affect their ability to gain and lose weight.

December 7, 2017

 

A photo of a slice lime taken on a light box.

Limey

The origin of the word limey has roots in people's understanding of treating scurvy.

July 7, 2017

 

Just like humans, hamsters can suffer from B3 deficiencies.

The Cannibal Hamsters Of Northeastern France

The cannibalistic behavior is linked to the corn in the hamsters' diet.

June 22, 2017

 

Hopefully, this moose is not suffering from Arthritis.

Moose and People

Despite their obvious differences, humans and moose share a common, painful ailment.

June 1, 2017

 

Your ancient ancestors probably subsisted on a diet of meat and starchy foods, including grasses.

Your Ancestors Ate Grass

It's amazing what ancient teeth can tell us about the past.

October 25, 2016

 

your body uses fat to absorb cholesterol from the food you eat, and saturated fats absorb cholesterol super efficiently. But too much cholesterol in the blood can be dangerous.

What’s In Saturated Fats?

We use the phrase "saturated fat" a lot, but what does it really mean?

October 18, 2016

 

Those species with the most elaborate plumage also have the most diverse and reliable diet: a variety of insects, and fruits rich in complex nutrients.

Why Birds of a Feather Are What They Eat

Why do some species of birds-of-paradise have such eye-catching plumage?

November 9, 2015

 

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Variety in Diet 

The more variety in a given meal, the more food you consume.

April 1, 2014

 

If you're taking your temperature with an oral thermometer and the reading is at or above 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, you have a fever.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

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