A new study along the same lines as its predecessors shows how eating fast food is linked to a greater risk of suffering from depression. This study has been published in the Public Health Nutrition journal.
Joanna Blythman has been an investigative food journalist for 25 years, and has seen many health scares come and go. In the wake of another health scare, she takes a look at the dos and don'ts of nutrition. Dr Alex Richardson of Food and Behaviour Research, follows with 'What children should eat'.
Many parents would like to see a ban on the advertising of unhealthy foods and sugary snacks before the 2100 watershed, a survey suggests.
Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, scientists report. Their new article on the value of eating berry fruits appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
A gluten-free, casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behavior and physiological symptoms in some children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers at Penn State. The research is the first to use survey data from parents to document the effectiveness of a gluten-free, casein-free diet on children with ASD.
Smoking and alcohol dangers are known and regulated for. So why are the risks posed by junk food not taken seriously?
Those who consumed the most did better on tests of mental functioning, study says
Even mild dehydration can alter a person's mood, energy level, and ability to think clearly, leaving them 'cranky' and tired, say researchers.
Children are still exposed to the same level of junk food advertising despite tighter regulations, research suggests.
Sugar is as damaging and addictive as alcohol or tobacco and should be regulated, claim US health experts.
Does eating fish during pregnancy improve a child's intelligence? According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition the answer is yes.
Research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have the potential to protect nerves from injury and help them to regenerate.
Fast foods, sodas, and ice cream may be American kids' favorite menu items, but they're also probably the worst for those with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new literature review suggests.
A diet rich in vitamins and fish may protect the brain from ageing while junk food has the opposite effect, research suggests.
Unhealthy snacks could be returning to schools in England, caterers are warning.
The TV chef Jamie Oliver has accused the Education Secretary Michael Gove of eroding healthy school food standards.