The Welsh and Scottish health ministers want Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to make it compulsory for UK suppliers of flour to fortify it with folic acid.
New research helps explain why fish oil benefits people with osteoporosis, and looks broadly at the many connections between dietary fats and a variety of clinical outcomes, including healthy aging and heart disease.
Cereals giant Kellogg's is to cut the amount of sugar in its three top selling children's cereals by between 20% and 40% by the middle of next year.
Compared with children of normal-weight mothers, children born to mothers who were overweight or obese immediately prior to pregnancy are at a higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, according to new science.
Children are seeing up to 12 adverts an hour for high-fat, high-sugar foods during primetime family TV programmes such as The Voice, research has found.
Research is pointing to the epigenetic benefits of abiding by a Mediterranean diet while pregnant. The main components of this diet might protect the fetus from developing diseases later in life.
A new study shows that the family risk for asthma - typically passed from moms to babies - may not be a result of genetics alone: it may also involve the microbes found in a baby's digestive tract.
The link between sugar and increased risk of heart disease is now established, but might have been accepted many years sooner if key findings had been public.
Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm it, our latest research shows.
According to a recent study, disordered eating among young adults has long-term effects on their health.
The rise of brain glucose levels is blunted during hyperglycemia in adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a new study.
Eating allergenic foods during pregnancy can protect your child from food allergies, especially if you breastfeed, suggests new research.
Redesigning nutritional fact panels (NFP) may aid consumers to make an informed healthy food choice by making them pay more attention to the nutritional profile of less healthy items, a study finds.
Resolvin E1, a molecule produced naturally in the body from an omega -3 fish oil, prevents and treats gum disease, and also decreases the likelihood for advanced arterial atherosclerotic plaques to rupture and form a dangerous thrombus or blood clot.
What if it was possible to keep asthma under control by changing one's diet or taking a vitamin supplement? It may happen sooner than you think.
Increasing the tax on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets. This is one of the recommendations from the British Psychological Society report "Changing behaviour: Childhood nutrition".
A combination of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids may have a supporting role alongside other therapies for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), a review article outlines.
Mushrooms, particularly certain wild varieties, are abundant in glutathione and ergothoniene, important protectors against oxidative damage, according to recent research published in Food Chemistry.
New research reveals links between the gut microbiome—the population of microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract—and brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Researchers have found that the familiar bloating many people experience after eating foods containing wheat may be due to sensitivity to fructan, not gluten, as is commonly believed.