Fit Mom Banned From Facebook for Fat-Shaming Is 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Remember 32-year-old Maria Kang? She's the fitness-obsessed mom who posted a picture of herself with her three kids and the caption "what's your excuse?" on Facebook. After a recent rant about how there is "unrelenting support" for people who are "borderline obese," she's been banned from Facebook. But she is not… »11/27/13 11:20am11/27/13 11:20am

Exercise Can Actually Affect Your Genes for the Better

Alright, you guys. Time to sit down and talk SCIENCE. As someone who took AP Biology and AP Chemistry in high school and only cried once a week in class, I am up on my science game. I once made a replica of a cell entirely out of soap and the whole thing weighed about 7 lbs. But enough about me and my many scientific… »8/01/13 4:10pm8/01/13 4:10pm

Diabulimia: Eat Anything You Want, Lose Weight and Seriously Put Your Health at Risk

Erin Williams was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old, and at 14, she decided to stop taking her insulin. Her body started to "burn through fat and muscle" and Williams lost weight quickly. Dangerous? Absolutely. But as ABC News reports, Williams actually experienced positive reinforcement: »3/11/13 2:00pm3/11/13 2:00pm

Working Women May Be More Susceptible To Diabetes Thanks To Stress Eating

Yo, nothing's more irritating than the insertion of a female rom-com heroine's Ben & Jerry binge after a stressful day at work. It's the same lazy trope as slapping glasses on a female character so we can Safely Assume something instead of actually, you know, developing her character. So I kind of hate this, but here… »8/25/12 3:40pm8/25/12 3:40pm

Cheese Will Make You Happy, May Also Lower Diabetes Risk

Science has finally caught up with deliciousness with the new findings that eating cheese can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 12 percent. Naturally, the flavor of this news is paired really well with red wine (which basically enables us to live forever while getting drunk without having to exercise). »7/24/12 10:50am7/24/12 10:50am

Georgina Bloomberg Offers a Sensible Take on Her Father’s NYC Soda Ban

No big soda? Like, forever? If you live in New York under the merciless reign of the soft drink despot Michael Bloomberg, odds are you probably asked yourself those very same questions before strongly considering moving underground to join the ranks of the subway tunnel mole people, who let their citizens drink all… »6/09/12 4:30pm6/09/12 4:30pm

High Fructose Corn Syrup Fails to Reinvent Itself as 'Corn Sugar'

The makers of high fructose corn syrup are no doubt crying sugar sweet tears into their sodas today over the news that the FDA has ruled that they cannot change the name of their product to "corn sugar." The Corn Refiners Association had asked to change the name because they said people had a "bad impression of HFCS… »5/30/12 11:15pm5/30/12 11:15pm

Should McDonalds Be Allowed in Hospitals? Does It Really Fucking Matter?

An advocacy group called Corporate Accountability International is urging hospitals to sever their ties with McDonalds franchises, "to help curb the epidemic of diet-related disease and to stop fostering a food environment that promotes harm, not health." There are at least 27 hospitals around the country offering… »4/16/12 1:00pm4/16/12 1:00pm

Your Funky Sleep Schedule Could Totally Be Messing With Your Metabolism

There are many reasons why working odd hours sucks. Not only does it severely impinge on your social life and your ability to be out in the sunlight, studies have also found that having a disrupted sleep schedule increases your risk of obesity and diabetes. But they've never been able to understand why until now. A… »4/13/12 12:20pm4/13/12 12:20pm

Women Aren't as Active as Men, And It's Making Us Sick

We're constantly being warned that sitting all day long is killing us slowly, but now it's looking like inactivity might pose even more of a danger to women than it is to men. A new study has discovered that women aren't as likely as men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, and the researchers found this puts… »4/11/12 11:20am4/11/12 11:20am

Did Doctors Discover a Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Weight-loss surgery has typically been used for one thing alone: to achieve weight-loss, duh. But a new study in today's New England Journal of Medicine has found that, surprisingly, it also works to put patients with type 2 diabetes into remission. That seems crazy, since for so long the only way to manage or reverse… »3/26/12 11:55pm3/26/12 11:55pm

Woman Adopts Cat That Turns Out to Be a Real Life-Saver

Usually when someone adopts a pet, we say the animal got lucky, but in the case of one Wisconsin woman, it's the other way around. The cat she adopted ended up saving her life the very first night she brought him home. It all began when Amy Jung took her son Ethan to the Door County Humane society a few weeks ago just… »2/22/12 9:00pm2/22/12 9:00pm