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.
People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food - and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives.
There is growing evidence of benefits to the health and development of the baby if women eat fish while pregnant, despite the mercury content.
Nearly 12 years after it was first recommended, the federal government has announced its intention to ban partially hydrogenated oils in all food sold in Canada.
Taking a multivitamin during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children, says a new study. However, researchers warn that evidence is not yet sufficient to change policies or healthcare practices.