Philadelphia recently became the first major U.S. city to pass a soft drink tax, and a new report from Beverage Marketing Corp. found that bottled water will soon surpass soda as the nation’s most popular beverage. Here, Janice Maras, research manager in the Department of Health Sciences, who specializes in dietary data analysis, explains how a soda tax might affect dietary habits and what kind of long-term impact the declining popularity of soft drinks will have on the nation’s obesity epidemic.
Northeastern student Josh Eichel has harnessed his passion for health and wellness to create his own line of all-natural energy bars, the flagship product of his company All In Nutrition.
In the first installment of our series on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions, Northeastern alumna Sarah Gaines, the founder of Fit University, offers up five pointers for building a fitter physique in 2016.
When the Human Genome Project wrapped in 2003, we assumed this ginormous data set would provide the much needed parts-list to fill in the blanks of human health and disease. […]
I went grocery shopping over the weekend and if you knew anything about my normal eating habits, you would have been rather surprised by the things I brought home with […]
If I were to ask you how to protect yourself from osteoporosis, what would you say? Probably something like, “drink more milk,” or “take a calcium or vitamin D supplement,” […]
Northeastern students snap up the organic produce, and organizers hope neighborhood residents will take advantage of the opportunity as well.
Northeastern health sciences professor says that reversing the trend towards youth obesity — and obesity in general — is a community-wide effort
Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled MyPlate, a straightforward symbol of proper nutrition that replaces the original food pyramid, which USDA officials have called too complex for easy understanding. Katherine Tucker, professor and chair of the Department of Health Sciences in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern, weighs in on whether the new model of dietary guidelines will combat obesity by making it easier for Americans to eat healthfully.
As senior capstone, health sciences students designed a comprehensive college readiness program to help high school seniors at SquashBusters make the transition to college
A chemistry professor considers the much-debated health dangers of eating too much sugar.