Experts at Oxford University are calling for the introduction of taxes on sugary drinks as one measure that would encourage healthier diets and help tackle the obesity crisis in the UK.
A study on rats suggests that eating a high fructose diet for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. Luckily, a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can counteract this IQ loss, researchers suggest.
Just one in five Britons eats the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggests
Secondary school pupils are not eating enough at lunchtime according to a study by the body overseeing school food.
Health campaigners are calling for restrictions on fast food adverts at large sporting events, but would limiting these adverts make any difference to rising levels of obesity?
Students who take water into the examination hall may improve their grades, a study of 447 people found.
People underestimate the amount of sugar in drinks which are perceived to be healthy
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.