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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
Free school meals ‘cut obesity and help reading skills’ in England, study finds
Diet in childhood linked to blood vessel damage in teenage years
Why Your Brain Hates Junk Food
The Number-One Worst Food for Your Brain
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
A quarter of people are undoing the benefits of healthy meals by unhealthy snacking, research finds
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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
Full-fat or low-fat cheese and milk? A dietitian on which is better
Health organisations call on retailers to commit to restrictions on multibuy promotions
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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
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
Study finds 'concerning' links between BMI and children's brain health
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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
Small changes in children's sleep lead to significant changes in eating habits, shows study
Maternal obesity can affect foetal development
More evidence that sugary drinks cause weight gain
Study finds common artificial sweetener linked to higher rates of heart attack and stroke
Disordered eating impacts one in five youth worldwide
Offspring obesity: review stresses “urgent need” to address maternal vitamin D deficiencies
Bad diets are not just for Christmas – they’re for life
Delays to UK food advertising regulations condemned as unjustified, disastrous attack on health
Adults' interactions at mealtimes influence children's future relationships with food
Residue from rinse agents used in commercial dishwashers found to destroy protective layer in gut
Obesity linked to poor brain health in children
Highly processed foods can be considered addictive like tobacco products, study claims
A mother's ultra-processed food intake may be linked to obesity risk in her children
Rebound weight gain in children with obesity linked to disconnect between brain and gut
Pregnant women with obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have a child with ADHD
'Gateway' foods like candy may lead to unhealthy teen eating
Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water
Ultra-processed foods make up almost two-thirds of Britain's school meals
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Risk of obesity is 45% higher among adolescents whose diet is based on ultra-processed food products
How does excess sugar affect the developing brain throughout childhood and adolescence?
Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
Gut bacteria don't cause autism. Autistic kids' microbiome differences are due to picky eating