A story in the Daily Mirror this week claimed that eating just two teaspoons of nuts a day “boosts brain function by 60%”. If the claim is true, we should all be rushing out to buy a bag of nuts, but is this what the study in question actually says?
A $5.7 billion global medical bill to restore sight for the estimated 45 million people with cataracts could be slashed in half by a diet rich in colourful fruits and vegetables, according to an international study.
Two medical groups in the US have called for taxes on sodas and energy drinks - the leading source of sugar in the diets of children and teens.
As well as potentially improving our brain function, eating healthy foods - i.e. "good fats", vegetables, nuts and berries - could improve our mental well-being, and could even help the planet, too.
Pediatricians now recommend introducing peanut-based foods to infants before their first birthday to prevent peanut allergies, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A James Cook University scientist says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma.
Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia.
New research suggests that eggs are a health hazard. However, there are good reasons for taking the findings with a very large pinch of salt. Tom Sanders of King's College London underlines the hazards of observational studies such as this.
‘What we stick in our mouths matters to our mental health,’ says Felice Jacka, a leading light in this new field. So what should we be eating?
Swapping dietary saturated fats for monounsaturated fats reverses nerve damage and restores nerve function in male mice, finds new preclinical research. This suggests potential treatment for the nerve damage that occurs with diabetes, known as diabetic neuropathy.
A new study suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily.
We are now producing and consuming more food than ever, and yet our modern diet is killing us. How can we solve this bittersweet dilemma?
Researchers recently conducted a study to determine how diet can impact Alzheimer's Disease. They specifically examined two compounds: epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a key ingredient in green tea, and ferulic acid (FA), which is found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat and oats.
Choline, a vitamin-like essential nutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that often occur after prenatal maternal infections such as colds and flu.
How much vitamin D can boost memory, learning and decision-making in older adults, and how much is too much?
Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study.
New study suggests that older people who consume more than two standard portions of mushrooms weekly could reduce odds of mild cognitive impairment by 50 percent.
Researchers have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic programming.
New clinical trial data seems to suggest certain supplements will not help the prevention of depression. However, FAB's Dr Alex Richardson warns that the study in question has several serious limitations, and some coverage may be over-stating the findings.
A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution.