Beef prices are on track to fall 2% this year as supply increases, according to the Agriculture Department. Taco Bell is taking advantage of lower prices after drought-driven increases in the past two years, with the return in April of $1 Beefy Crunch Burritos and Cheesy Double Beef Burritos.
Inhibiting vitamin A metabolism helped white fat cells attain characteristics similar to calorie-burning brown fat, researchers reported in Nature Medicine. The findings may aid in the discovery of new treatments for obesity.
Parents need to set household rules that ensure that their children eat nutritious foods and adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent obesity, says Marlene Schwartz of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. Schwartz says her family has food rules that limit desserts and junk foods, and that spell out where food can be eaten in the home. She says she and her husband try to be good models by engaging in regular physical exercise.
Regular jogging increased the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and of women by 5.6 years, according to a Danish study of nearly 2,000 joggers. Researchers reported that the risk of dying early dropped 44% for both male and female joggers.