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Foods high in added fats and refined carbs are like cigarettes – addictive and unhealthy
Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
How the microbiome affects human health
Eating a plant rich diet reduces risk of developing COVID-19
Healthy diets linked to better mental health and wellbeing
Increasing your risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) through processed food
Want some holiday reading? Try the National Food Strategy plan. - Michelle's blog
The National Food Strategy
Is it time for a new junk food tax?
Western high-fat diet can cause chronic pain, according to research team
Switching from Western diet to a balanced diet may reduce skin, joint inflammation
Obesity in teens raises adult diabetes risk, even after weight loss
Urgent action needed to reduce harms of ultra-processed foods to British children
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Western diet may increase risk of gut inflammation, infection
Mouse studies find sugar-free energy drinks just as harmful
Food dyes may cause disease when the immune system is dysregulated, researchers report
Nutrition Is the Foundation of Resilience
Study links child behaviour problems to prenatal tobacco smoke and traffic density - and diet
Clear evidence for a link between pro-inflammatory diets and 27 chronic diseases. Here’s how you can eat better
The gut mycobiome influences the metabolism of processed foods
Childhood diet has lifelong impact
Including unhealthy foods may diminish positive effects of an otherwise healthy diet
Kid influencers are promoting junk food brands on YouTube—garnering more than a billion views
Scholars link obesity and disease to dramatic dietary changes
Junk food linked to age-marker in chromosomes: study
16 April 2020 - European Scientist - Covid 19 and the elephant in the room
"Not all plant-based patterns of eating are healthy,” warns CVD study author
10 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Junk food orders up trouble for young brains
19 February 2020 - The Guardian - Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
19 February 2020 - MedicalXpress - World failing to provide children with a healthy life and a climate fit for their future: WHO-UNICEF-Lancet
14 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Urgent action on diet needed to stem rising tide of chronic disease in less developed nations
6 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US
18 December 2019 - Nutraingredients - The double burden of nutrition: When malnutrition and obesity overlap
11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain
1 November 2019 - MedScape - Rise of Obesity in America: Should We Be Alarmed?
19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Junk food diet may predict future depression symptoms in teens
19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet may affect long-term spatial memory, study finds
3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet
3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet causes blindness in a young 'fussy eater'
29 July 2019 - The Conversation - Why are school lunches still so unhealthy?
5 July 2019 - The Conversation - Almost a third of Scots are now obese – and at risk of more cancers than smokers
5 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Bad diets making for bad memories
European Commission urged to ban food additive E171: ‘Prevention is better than cure’
Does diet affect a child's ADHD?
26 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Children with ADHD may have higher risk for poor diet
BBC - The diets cutting one in five lives short every year
16 March 2019 - The Guardian - Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food
21 February 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study links unhealthy diet to mental illness in California adults
3 February 2019 - The Conversation - Want to improve your mood? It’s time to ditch the junk food