Urban Americans Are Thinner than Rural Americans

A new study published in the Journal of Rural Health suggests that rural Americans are almost 20% more likely to fit the clinical definition of obesity (BMI over 30) than their city-dwelling counterparts. The study relied on clinical data—i.e. people weighed and measured at doctors' offices—rather than self-reported… » 9/18/12 6:30pm 9/18/12 6:30pm

Study Finds That City Kids Are More Likely to Have Food Allergies

There are already so many downsides to growing up in a big city. You can't roam around by yourself playing in the woods and catching frogs, your whole family is jammed in together in a small space, and you grow up to be too hip for your own good. Now we can add to that list that you're more likely to have food… » 6/11/12 9:30am 6/11/12 9:30am