Food processing is now the main shaping force of the global food system, and the main determinant of the nature of diets and related states of health and well-being.
Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes? For years, scientists have said “not exactly.” The prevailing theory suggests that eating too much of any food, including sugar, can cause you to gain weight; and it’s the resulting obesity that predisposes people to diabetes. But now the results of a large new epidemiological study suggest sugar may also have a direct, independent link to diabetes.
Doose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies. A ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, is an effective treatment, but it is very restrictive and difficult to follow.
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges puts forward 10-point action plan to help end UK's status as 'fat man of Europe'
Fizzy drinks should be heavily taxed and junk food adverts banished until after the watershed, doctors have said, in a call for action over obesity.
Obesity can lower vitamin D levels in the body, a study suggests.
Britain’s children are in the midst of a major nutritional crisis. Celebrity chefs, executives from the top British food brands, and Olympians have united to demand action from the Government.
A team of academic researchers has pinpointed how vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may enhance the immune system's ability to clear the brain of amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.
Budget should raise £1bn a year to pay for free school meals and encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables, urges charity
New Zealand study published in the British Journal of Psychology reports eating certain foods could elevate your mood. Study found that participants were happier, calmer and had greater energy on days they ate fruits and veggies.
Prime Minster David Cameron revealed this week in the House of Commons that he has trouble stopping his three children from over-indulging on sugary, fizzy drinks.
Accumulating evidence points towards a role for sugar and other refined carbohydrates in the development of overweight
Forty years after he first put them forward, John Yudkin’s warnings on sugar are finally being recognised.
As the Government threatens to cap sugar and fat levels in junk food, a warning is sounded from the US