Food

Does the keto diet live up to its promise?

As the super low-carb ketogenic diet gains popularity, scientists explain what we do and don’t know.

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Is plastic making us fat?

When it comes to the obesity epidemic, plastics are fuel for the fire.

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California kids get a taste of science and leadership at UC's 4-H summer camps

UC 4-H Clubs provide an unforgettable summer for campers and counselors alike.

Study: Snacking on almonds a healthy alternative for breakfast-skipping students

A new study shows the snack can improve key metabolic indicators for breakfast-skipping college students.

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Can we grow one of the world's largest food crops without fertilizer?

We could be one step closer with the discovery of a new variety of corn.

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The day California wine beat France

How two blind taste tests stunned the experts and changed the way the world drinks (and thinks about) wine.

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Soda found to be uniquely harmful

Compared to equal amounts of starch, sugar sweetened calories present cardiometabolic risk.

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A hangover pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

A new pill may lower blood alcohol levels, helping a hangover and preventing alcohol overdose deaths.

UCLA girl drinking sugary drink

UCLA study reports nearly 1 in 3 California kids have a sugary drink daily

The increase since 2009 alarms public health professionals.

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Overeating? It may be a brain glitch

New approaches seek to switch off the brain patterns that drive overeating. Here's how they could help you.

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