What Determines Our Food Preferences

Scientists are discovering that our food preferences are much more than a matter of taste, and that taste itself is more complicated than we thought. Psychology also plays a role. An expert discusses what determines preferences, such as why some people like jalapeno peppers & black coffee, and some don’t.

Medical Notes: Week of February 3, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 3, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of January 27, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of January 27, 2019.

Medical Notes 18-52

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 30, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-47

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of November 25, 2018.

18-40 Segment 2: Polyamines

Researchers have discovered a variety of components in foods that are essential to health but are low in quantity in most diets. One of these is a set of compounds called polyamines. Researchers explain what they are, how they work, and how people can replace those that are needed in the diet.

Medical Notes 18-26

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of July 1, 2018.

Medical Notes 18-13

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 1, 2018.

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18-06 Segment 2: The High Health Cost of Sugar

An expert describes why he believes sugar is to blame for obesity, and the changes in the market and government advisories that made sugar a much heavier part of our diets.

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18-05 Segment 2: Fiber and the Gut

Experts discuss how far fiber can go to keep us healthy, and what happens when we ignore fiber in the diet.

Medical Notes: Week of February 4, 2018

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of February 4, 2018.

Medical Notes: Week of January 28, 2018

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of January 28, 2018-February 3, 2018.

16-30 Segment 2: The Salt Bomb

Experts discuss why salt is such a health problem and what the federal government is doing to push food processors toward reducing salt content in our diets.

Gluten-Free

16-26 Segment 2: The Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free

One expert explains which kinds of people would find the gluten-free diet appropriate and the pitfalls to avoid.

15-16 Story 1: Too Many Vitamins?

  Synopsis: Vitamins are essential to our health, and most of those we need we can get through our diets. Many foods are fortified today. Standards for dietary minimums help prevent deficiency diseases, but little is known about whether it's possible to consume too many vitamins. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Catherine Price, author, Vitamania: Our Obsessive … Continue reading 15-16 Story 1: Too Many Vitamins?