There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted its opinion on the safe consumption of caffeine with little change to its controversial draft after a heated debate period.
Antibiotic exposure early in life is strongly linked with an increased risk of childhood obesity, according to results from a large, retrospective, longitudinal cohort study.
Consuming fish-liver oil three times weekly in adolescence or midlife may reduce a woman’s chances of coronary heart disease later in life, say Icelandic researchers.
Although physical activity is important for health, a healthy diet is essential for weight loss — and regular exercise will not make up for a poor diet, according to an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health.
You can't fool the brain when it comes to real sugar. It's sprinkled into roughly 80 percent of processed food products sold in grocery stores today, which is why consumers may find it to be such a great stress reliever.
Bacteria that naturally reside in the gut are important for health, but recent studies consistently show that a modern lifestyle depletes the gut's collection of microbes.
People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past (i.e. rumination) after four weeks of probiotics administration.
In the inaugural IFBB lecture, Professor Crawford traced the origins of the human brain’s nutritional requirements, dispelling various flat earth myths along the way.
You might think that you can get away with eating fatty foods for a few days without it making any significant changes to your body.
Scientists have discovered how a lack of vitamin E could cause damage to the brain - by disrupting the supply of nutrients to the brain that are crucial to neuronal health.
We've long known that a pregnant mother's alcohol and tobacco use can harm a developing fetus, but we're now learning much more about how a baby's first nine months before birth can affect its health into adulthood.
A new study adds more to the growing body of evidence that certain compounds found naturally in foods have specific effects that help prevent chronic diseases
A new landmark epidemiology study further implicates high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in chronic disease. Researchers report for the first time that children who regularly consume beverages high in excess free fructose (EFF) including apple juice (AJ), and HFCS sweetened fruit drinks and sodas have higher rates of asthma.
Supplementation with a drink containing 2000 mg of omega-3 and mixed botanicals could have ‘significant’ immune and biochemical effects in people that have minor cognitive impairment (MCI), new research suggests.
Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations
University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female offspring.
To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day—less than a teaspoon of salt.
At the same time, the WHO recommends we consume at least 3510 mg of potassium daily, again to lower our odds of heart disease and stroke.