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Does fiery food fuel longevity?

Kellie Plumhof January 17, 2017

If you like spicy food, you may be on the path to living longer, according to a new study from the researchers at Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Hot chili peppers were...

Dr. Theresa Key noted that just because someone is skinny doesnt mean they are healthy. (Gabe Cerritos / The Signpost)

Panel analzyes the realities of obesity

Kylie Coats December 17, 2015

A panel that covered the realities of obesity and health was held last Thursday at Weber State University. The Reality of Obesity panel was run by the diversity and unity branch of WSUSA in the...

Science Weekly : Gut microbes to blame for weight?

November 12, 2014

Genetic makeup may influence whether we're thin or heavy, but not in the way we originally thought. Our genes may decide which types of microbes thrive in our bodies. People who contain an abundance of...

Science Weekly: Geographic variations in microbes tied to obesity

February 22, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Arizona have made a discovery that people living in northern latitudes, which are colder regions, have bacteria in their guts...

Weber in Motion works to keep community fit

September 24, 2012

[media-credit name="Julie Hansen" align="alignright" width="300"] Four years ago, Nancy Weir walked her first half-marathon. She had trained and prepared for months. A few days before the race, she drove...

Viewpoint 3/2: Disney's anti-obesity campaign borders on fat-shaming

March 1, 2012

We all recall fondly how, when we went on family vacations as children, the best part of the experience was going on a ride and being reminded what terrible people we were for eating junk food, watching...

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