Category: Health & Nutrition

UF Researcher Investigates Cells’ “Self-Eating” as Key to Preventing, Treating Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

What if we could treat obesity or Type 2 diabetes by changing the way our cells take out the trash? Just as a household can’t function well if it’s filled with garbage, a cell becomes unhealthy if it… Read More

Grade Your Kitchen’s Cleanliness

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences If you are anything like me, kitchen cleanliness is very important. Everything is tidy and in its place, there is no expired food in the pantry or… Read More

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!

Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence… Read More

UF/IFAS Mosquito Expert: Literature Review Verifies Safety of Popular Repellent DEET, Counters Alarmist News Reports

As summer continues, many Florida residents find themselves targeted by mosquitoes, biting flies and ticks – and a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist says that when people reach for repellents, their first choice… Read More

Back to School: Trendy Cuisine Entices Students to Eat More Nutritiously

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A few decades ago, school cafeterias may have offered a lunch of a sandwich, fruit, chips and milk. Like most things, school lunch menus change. Today, students eat lunches that might include international flavors and… Read More