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From banning junk food ads to a sugar tax: with diabetes on the rise, we can’t afford to ignore the evidence any longer
Study shows teens with later sleep schedules are less active, eat more carbohydrates
Extend success of UK sugar tax to cakes, biscuits and chocolate, experts urge
Study finds being overweight is associated with alterations in brain pulsations
Junk Food Diet in Teens Linked to Long-term Memory Issues
Choosing sugary drinks over fruit juice for toddlers linked to risk of adult obesity
New study says obese and overweight children at risk of iron deficiency
How to help your child get enough healthy, brain-boosting sleep
Consistent evidence links ultra-processed food to over 30 damaging health outcomes - including mental ill-health and sleep problems
Could ultra-processed foods be the new 'silent' killer?
Free school meals ‘cut obesity and help reading skills’ in England, study finds
What’s the best diet for healthy sleep? A nutritional epidemiologist explains what food choices will help you get more restful z’s
Diet in childhood linked to blood vessel damage in teenage years
Could artificial sweeteners alter your microbiome?
Why Your Brain Hates Junk Food
The Number-One Worst Food for Your Brain
Scientists discover potential brain link between stress and emotional eating
Hunger hormones impact decision-making brain area to drive behaviour, study finds
Insulin resistance turns tidy brain cells into slobs — which could be a link between diet and neurodegenerative diseases
Time to inform the public about the adverse effects of ultra-processed foods, researchers say
Breastfeeding is associated with lower levels of body fat at the age of nine
Ultra-processed food linked to higher risk of depression, research finds
Ignorance to sex differences may explain why nutrition interventions fail in research
A quarter of people are undoing the benefits of healthy meals by unhealthy snacking, research finds
Fats found in breastmilk may provide answers to why breast is best
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Culinary medicine: Dietary approaches to chronic disease
9 signs you have inflammation in your body. Could an anti-inflammatory diet help?
Fructose intake is a driver of obesity, just like in hibernating animals, study finds
Obesity and Mental Health: A Surprisingly Strong Connection
Full-fat or low-fat cheese and milk? A dietitian on which is better
Starches common in processed grains can curb helpful gut bacteria
Researchers show the importance of the liver-brain axis in Alzheimer's disease
Health organisations call on retailers to commit to restrictions on multibuy promotions
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How Obesity Is Linked to Our Brain and Gut Activity
Can we train our taste buds for health? A neuroscientist explains how genes and diet shape taste
Government announces further delay to introduction of junk food BOGOFs
Obesity impairs the brain's response to nutrients, suggests study
A student's poor eating habits can lead to a lifetime of illness, says researcher
WHO: Artificial sweeteners have no weight-loss benefit, may raise health risks
WHO warns against using artificial sweeteners
Study finds 'concerning' links between BMI and children's brain health
British doctor pioneers low-carb diet as cure for obesity and type 2 diabetes
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Lower birth weight, more weight gain seen with in utero COVID-19 exposure
Improved health during pregnancy - for mothers and their babies - linked with taxing sugary drinks
Why 'Dieting' backfires: Brain amplifies signal of hunger synapses, finds study
Sweets change our brain: Why we can't keep our hands off chocolate
Excess calories during development may alter the brain and spur adult overeating