The activity of our genes, the composition of our blood and adipose tissue (fat), and our immunity all change significantly with the seasons of the year.

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Fuji apples from Nagano Prefecture in Japan, photos by Tashihiko Sugiura

Over three decades of cultivation and harvest records show that the taste and texture of apples have changed as a result of long term climate change, a scientific study reports.

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A recent study found a trans-generational link between maternal smoking and asthma in the third generation.

A trans-generational link between maternal smoking during pregnancy and asthma in the third generation has been found, reported a study in the American Journal of Physiology.

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Studies show that circumstances of a neighborhood contribute to the prevalence of obesity in that neighborhood. Socioeconomic factors and environmental circumstances contribute to obesity.

Studies show that differences in obesity prevalence in different neighbourhoods was not just due to individual personal factors but were, at least in part, the result of differences in neighborhood circumstances including socioeconomical profiles and member educational levels.

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