Too much sugar can lead to weight gain, causes tooth decay and increases the risk of diabetes. But it also has another profound effect – it messes with your sleep, and in such a way that your sleeplessness will leave you with a craving for more sugar.
The rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome is linked to poor diet among the infants' mothers, say researchers.
Sticking to a healthy lifestyle including not smoking, not being overweight, and exercising regularly, is associated with a longer life expectancy at age 50 free of major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes, says a new study.
Children who are exposed to a high level of air pollution while growing up, have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.
As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition are needed for consumers, who are prioritizing food that is cheaper and more convenient, but also highly processed.
In a new study, researchers examined how various psychological characteristics of children struggling with their weight, such as loneliness, anxiety and shyness, combined with similar characteristics of their parents or guardians and family dynamics affect outcomes of nutritional intervention.
A new expert review confirms that diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but cautions that the evidence for many diets is comparatively weak.
Scientists say there is an urgent need to fortify flour and grains with folic acid to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects.
A new study finds that the pleasure centre of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie foods - which bring pleasure - disrupt normal feeding schedules, resulting in overconsumption.
Systematic review and meta-analysis finds that children who drink whole milk have 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who drink reduced-fat milk.
A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for boys whose mothers were severely overweight while pregnant.
Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say.
Two new meta-analyses indicate that omega-3 supplements may help protect against mild cognitive decline and improve memory.
You are what you eat, and what you eat can affect how you feel
One group of scientists says that reducing red meat is a top priority for your health and the planet’s. Another says these foods pose no problems for health. So what is a would-be healthy eater to do?
Insomniacs are more likely to have diets abundant in refined carbs which disrupt hormones that control sleep.
Cutting toxic air might prevent millions of people getting depression, research suggests
Having less muscle and more body fat may affect how flexible our thinking gets as we become older, according to a new study.
Shortage of vitamin B12 - commonly sourced from milk products - can damage nerves and is best supplemented in vegan diets
The Lancet recently published a warning report calling attention to the “new nutrition reality” - malnutrition combined with obesity - facing low and middle-income countries that is driven by the modern food system.