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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
Taxing Sugary Drinks helps low-income residents buy fruits and vegetables - US project shows
Researchers find a poor quality diet may lead to brain changes associated with depression and anxiety
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
Could ultra-processed foods be associated with your insomnia?
No, sugar doesn’t make your kids hyperactive
'When you improve nutrition, you reduce violence': Psychologist Kimberley Wilson on working in Europe's largest women's prison
'Profound' link between dietary choices and brain health, new research shows
Sugar cravings could be caused by loneliness, study finds
Junk Food Diet in Teens Linked to Long-term Memory Issues
Study links long-term consumption of reused deep-fried oil with increased neurodegeneration
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?
Nutritional epigenetics education reduces ultra-processed food intake in parents of children with autism and ADHD
Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?
How obesity dismantles our mitochondria: Study reveals key mechanism behind obesity-related metabolic dysfunction
Energy drinks linked to poor sleep quality and insomnia among college students
Evidence shows risks associated with energy drinks in children
Diet in childhood linked to blood vessel damage in teenage years
Could artificial sweeteners alter your microbiome?
Why Your Brain Hates Junk Food
Got period pain or cramps? What to eat and avoid, according to science
Fatty foods can impair the body's response to everyday stress, research suggests
Cutting sugar and processed meats helped people live longer, study found
The Number-One Worst Food for Your Brain
Scientists discover potential brain link between stress and emotional eating
Young children drinking daily caffeinated soda found more likely to try alcohol within a year
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
This Is Your Brain on Junk Food
International team of scientists says identifying some foods as addictive could shift attitudes, stimulate research
Consumption of Ultra Processed Food and Mental Wellbeing Outcomes
Breastfeeding is associated with lower levels of body fat at the age of nine
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Saturated fat may interfere with creating memories in the aged brain - while omega-3 are protective
Ultra-processed food linked to higher risk of depression, research finds
A quarter of people are undoing the benefits of healthy meals by unhealthy snacking, research finds
Anxiety: A Metabolic Disorder?
Replacing saturated fat and salt with herbs/spices is both tasty and healthy
Eating emulsifiers during pregnancy and lactation linked to health risks in mouse offspring
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
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Professor warns of micronutrient deficiency risks in sustainable diets
The truth about emulsifiers: are they destroying our gut health?
Starches common in processed grains can curb helpful gut bacteria
Health organisations call on retailers to commit to restrictions on multibuy promotions
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Dietary Interventions for ADHD: Emerging Research and Considerations