Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook…

Rice, the lifeblood of so many nations' cuisines, is perhaps the most ubiquitous food in the world. In Asia, where an estimated 90 percent of all rice is consumed, the pillowy grains are part of almost every meal. In…

FDA Going After Sellers of Pure Caffeine Powder

The Food and Drug Administration is building a legal case against companies that sell pure powdered caffeine, which can be fatal even in small doses.  The FDA warned consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine this…

Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.  Published online in International Journal of Obesity,…

Scientists ID Brain Mechanism that Drives Us to…

Scientists have discovered a mechanism in the brain that may drive our appetite for foods rich in glucose and could lead to treatments for obesity.  Glucose is a component of carbohydrates, and the main energy…