Obesity in Your Genes?

Two recent articles published in the journal Cell raise some interesting questions about genes and body weight. It has been known for some time that certain genes increase risk for obesity, but there is an ongoing debate about how genes result in obesity. One of the studies used genetic mapping and health information to establish…

Poetry on Food

In honor of national poetry month, consider words about food, about the sometimes mystical experience of eating, consuming flavor and sensation. I find it difficult to convey the particular pleasures of a well considered meal. Maybe these poems can help. Meditation on a Grapefruit BY¬†CRAIG ARNOLD To wake when all is possible before the agitations…