Foregoing Food

June 2017

Cover Story

Running on Empty
Running on Empty

Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

Featured Stories

The Celiac Surge
The Celiac Surge

A rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend, and cope with the consequences.




Meet some of the people featured in the June 2017 issue of The Scientist.


Speaking of Science


Critic at Large

Modus Operandi

The Literature


Micronutrients, Macro Impact

At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.

Scientist to Watch

Lab Tools

Bio Business

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