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Mountain biking

But new research from Brigham Young University reveals you may be able to slow one type of aging — the kind that happens inside your cells. As long as you’re willing to sweat.

Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a BYU researchers is trying to figure out how to get kids to eat from them.

Apparently bugs are a great source of protein. That’s why food science researchers at BYU are looking at how to process insects, specifically crickets, to make them more palatable to the western world.

Eating Pretzel

Researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University have found that the noise your food makes while you’re eating can have a significant effect on how much food you eat.

Lance Davidson

New research from Brigham Young University finds that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery after the age of 35 see a major improvement in long-term survival.


Robert Hyldahl

The first time back to the gym after a break usually results in sore muscles. Fortunately, the return trip a few days later—if it happens—is generally less painful. BYU researchers are finding out why.

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A new study from BYU health science researchers found people who counted bites over a month's time lost roughly four pounds---just about what the CDC recommends for "healthy" weight loss.

Frenemies Photo Illustration

A new study from BYU finds that couples in ambivalent, frenemy-like relationships experience higher blood pressure than their supportive-couple counterparts.

Jacob Hatch, Bryant Hatch and Brad Berges

MRSA is bad news. If you've never heard of it, it's a nasty bacterial infection and it can cause serious disease and death. Senior molecular biology major Jacob Hatch knows MRSA as the infection that took his dad's leg.