Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research suggests that switching from regular to diet soda may be a case of 'out of the frying pan, into the fire.'
Consumption of omega-3 rich fatty fish and camelina oil could help drive beneficial changes in cholesterol, say researchers from Finland.
Consuming more fruits and less sugar and avoiding diet soda during pregnancy could have a beneficial effect on child cognitive functioning, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
It's been a while coming but the paper by Jim Adams and colleagues detailing the effects of a "comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention for autism spectrum disorder" has finally seen the peer-reviewed light of day.
A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the child is conceived, researchers say.
Researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.
A surge in childhood food allergies across the United States has turned classrooms into homemade-treat-free zones and parents into experts at scanning labels. But what’s fact and what’s fiction?
Long-term results of a randomized study demonstrate sustained improvements in hepatic encephalopathy episodes, hospitalizations, and cognitive performance compared with standard-of-care.
From Cherry Bakewells to Fray Bentos pies, do we really understand the cocktail of ingredients in our favourite brands? Nutritionists assess them – and just what they might mean for our health.
Advances in science and technology and socio-economic and political changes this last century have had a major impact on the way food is produced, processed, distributed and sold, and our eating habits and diets. At the same time, nutrition scientists have been acquiring, organising and communicating evidence about the relationships between our (changing) diets and health.
Recent research details "the first empirical human data to translate preclinical rodent findings to confirm a link between plasma anandamide concentrations in children with ASD".
The Soft Drinks Industry Levy charges manufacturers based on the amount of sugar added to beverages. Campaigners hope it will reduce obesity levels and improve health.
Pregnant women supplemented with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy are more likely to have children with a higher fat-free mass at age five, researchers suggest.
The results of a new study show that "binge eating," which affects some Parkinson's patients, is associated with an impairment of working memory. This deficit prevents people from remembering the long-term goal of healthy eating behaviours.
A series of six articles appearing in the March issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences finds new correlations between a Mediterranean diet and healthy aging outcomes - while also underscoring the need for careful approaches to the use of data in order to measure the diet's potential benefits.
US research discovers 35% increase in levels of chemical linked to disease in those who dined at restaurants the previous day.
For decades the food industry has played on our desire to fit in, a strategy that has already stealthily altered our eating habits. We've been persuaded that a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack are part of everyone's day, and that it's normal to have frozen pizza and ready-meals in your shopping trolley, and you don't watch television in the evening without a snack to hand.
A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us.
Piglets from choline-deficient mothers have smaller brains with less grey and white matter.