The Science of Appetite

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Special Health Report

The Way We Eat

Nature prefers you fat, but you can take control. New research could explain better approaches to dieting and how to curb your appetite

What the World Eats

What's on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe? Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book "Hungry Planet"

What Makes You Eat More Food

Seven ways our bodies tell us we're hungry--even when we're not

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There's a lot more to feeling hungry than you think. New research into what drives us to eat may teach us how to control the urge

Fat Chance

The Biggest Loser helps contestants quickly drop a lot of weight, but what happens when the show is over?

Notes on a Food-Free Diet

An intrepid reporter's firsthand account of how he survived for 48 hours on nothing but a liquid mixture of lemons, cayenne pepper and maple syrup

How the World Eats

In the face of Westernization, families across the globe are abandoning traditional diets and dining habits