You've heard of good and bad cholesterol before, right? Fish oil good, Big Breakfast with Hotcakes bad. Simple enough.
Maybe not. UCLA researchers this week announced that merely breathing some of the air around here could turn your good cholesterol into bad. And that's before you even hit the driv ... More >>
In what could be seen as the latest desperate attempt to get cola drinkers to choose what my Southern ex-brother-in-law will only refer to as "the P-word," Pepsi Co. is launching a new version that it claims acts as a fat blocker, the Daily Mail reports.
Pepsi Special is made with dextrin -- an ind ... More >>
Flickr/_gee_cheesesSorry Paula Deen, but a group of Danish researchers say that when it comes to cholesterol, cheese is less harmful than butter. A new study led the scientists to believe that cheese does not hurt cholesterol levels as much as other animal fats.
Researchers at the Universit ... More >>
djjewelzKFC's Double Down sandwich.As if we needed another reason to avoid fast food: the chemicals used to prevent grease from leaking through fast food wrappers are being transferred to food and ingested by human beings.
Various studies (mostly on animals) have linked a class of chemicals ... More >>
If this week's Wall Street Journal Health and Wellness section feature, When Food and Pills Clash, is any indication, those really annoying drug commercials are about to add a dozen foods to their even more annoying "You should not take if" lists. According to the article, grapefruit juice has been ... More >>
AmazonAs Anthony Bourdain fans have known for months now, the No Reservations guy is in town to give a talk at UCLA tonight.
Bourdain has also been making the rounds, talking to Pat Morisson on KPCC this afternoon, during which time he heaped praise on local institutions In-N-Out, Philippe' ... More >>