This month: the best seat to avoid getting sick on a plane, the value of two-minute walks, we’re still talking about millennials and their snacks, it might be time to toss the fish oil, how obesity dulls the sense of taste, and is easier always better?
How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane, According to Science: How likely are you to get sick, exactly, if there’s a sick person on your plane? Science tells us which seat to choose to avoid catching an in-flight bug. [Time]
Those Two Minute Walk Breaks? They Add Up: Which is better, a 30-minute walk, or 3 10-minute walks? A new study breaks it down. [NYT Well]
The Tyranny of Convenience: As Evan Williams, a co-founder of Twitter, recently put it, “Convenience decides everything.” Convenience seems to make our decisions for us, trumping what we like to imagine are our true preferences. Easy is better, easiest is best…is it? [NYT]
Millennials Have Very High Expectations for Their Snack Food: Millennials may be able to impact the food and beverage industry in a positive way: of all consumers, millennials pay the most attention to how their food and drinks are sourced, and they hold even their grab-and-go items to that same high standard, according to the study dubbed “Ethics On the Go.” [Food & Wine]
Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research: Fish oil is now the third most widely used dietary supplement in the United States. At least 10% of Americans take fish oil regularly, most believing that the omega-3 fatty acids in the supplements will protect their cardiovascular health. But what does the new research say? [NYT Well]
How Obesity Dulls the Sense of Taste: Previous studies have indicated that weight gain can reduce one’s sensitivity to the taste of food. Now a new study shows that inflammation, driven by obesity, actually reduces the number of taste buds on the tongues of mice. [Science Daily]