A new review summarizing what is known about economic factors linked to increasing obesity in the United States dispels some widely held beliefs and concludes that cheap food has fueled the obesity epidemic .
On May 8th, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law requiring special labels on all foods sold in the state that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The law makes Vermont the first US state to require disclosure GMO disclosure.
New research from the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid — primarily found in certain fish such sat tuna and salmon — are associated with better sleep in children. The study is published in the Journal of Sleep Research .