Children's knowledge and consumption of fast food has a significant impact on their palate and preference for foods that are high in added sugars, salt and fats, according to new research.
Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have demonstrated that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression, and that olive oil, on the other hand, protects against this mental illness.
A new analysis of the effects of omega-3 essential fatty acids offers the hope of enhanced treatment options for tens of millions of people with depression.
If you were a UK Health Secretary faced with soaring rates of obesity, alcohol misuse, and diet-related diseases, what would you do? Were you to take an evidence-based approach, you might consider minimum pricing per unit of alcohol and restrictions on its availability. You might look at toughening the regulation of how the least healthy foods are marketed to children. You could even demand that manufacturers reformulate their least healthy products to meet minimum nutritional standards. Or you could, if your name was Andrew Lansley, dismiss all of the above and instead invite representatives
A diet rich in oily fish could hold the key to preventing blindness among thousands of the elderly, research has found.
By Nathan Gray, 24-Sep-2010
A new study suggests high doses of B vitamins may halve the rate of brain shrinkage in older people experiencing some of the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.
School lunches can tempt fussy eaters to try new foods, a survey for the School Food Trust has suggested.
Andrew Lansley's decision to scrap the advertising budget for the Change4Life campaign will come at a high cost to public health
US academics discover high doses of omega-3 fish oil combat hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder
From the 'Celebration of DHA' Press Conference, Wednesday 26th May 2010, at The Royal Society of Medicine