Fighting and preventing obesity has become a major health priority in the UK and worldwide, and food taxation has been suggested as a crucial measure in order to achieve this.
Regularly drinking sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda and juice contributes to the development of diabetes, high blood pressure and other endemic health problems.
In this trial patients with prodromal Alzheimer's (often referred to as Mild Cognitive Impairment or MCI) were randomised to receive either the nutritional intervention or an iso-caloric control drink for 24 months.
Consuming fish during pregnancy offers same protection in preventing childhood asthma as fish oil supplements.
Deakin researchers have shown that taste sensitivity to carbohydrates increases intakes of energy and carbohydrates, and leads to a larger waist measurement.
Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment.
Groundbreaking research shows that high risk infants (infants with severe eczema and/or a history of egg allergy) who are introduced to peanut-containing food early are significantly more likely not to develop a peanut allergy.
Research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.
When we haven't eaten, junk food is twice as distracting as healthy food or non-food items.
Any amount of alcohol exposure during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Improvements to diet and increased awareness are considerations for closing the vitamin D gap when the sun can’t do the job.
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior, and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's.
Be careful when you reach for foods labeled "healthy" - new research suggests if they have hidden high levels of sugar, you may snack more later.
New data on almost 13 million people, from 200 countries around the world, points to a tenfold increase in rates of obesity among children and adolescents over the last four decades.
Could a diet high in refined sugars make children and adults more susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose? New research suggests it could.
Vitamin D deficiency is known to play a role in the development of many diseases. Researchers determine if vitamin D exposure in utero could affect the risk for inflammatory diseases later in life.
Just over a third of New Zealand mothers follow recommendations to take in additional iodine and folic acid before and during pregnancy, and iodine when breastfeeding.
Industrial food and farming systems are “making people sick” and fuelling the obesity crisis, according to research published by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
More and more women want to take their own placenta with them after childbirth in order to eat it for "health reasons". This phenomenon is growing, especially in the USA, but also in Europe, although physicians are increasingly expressing concerns about it.
The risk of developing depression is directly linked to diet, lifestyle and exercise, a ground-breaking index developed by Swinburne researchers has found.