A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition.
Study provides the first compelling evidence that tea drinking positively contributes to brain structure by making network organization more efficient.
Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England's outgoing chief medical officer says.
While we know that people who eat a greater number of different plant-based foods have more diverse, healthier microbiomes, less is known about exactly which bacteria prefer which foods.
Study reveals why we crave more calorie-dense junk foods after a sleepless night.
A recent meta-analysis revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders had a 41.1% higher risk of developing obesity than other children. On average, 22 out of 100 children with autism were found to have obesity.
Preparing meals at home can reduce your exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals that are commonly found in take-out and fast food packaging - study.
Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks - study.
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Researchers find that a better diet is associated with reduced side effects of sleep deprivation.
Recommended vitamin D intake levels vary between countries with optimal levels for one group differing for another group, a review says as it questions the "one-size-fits-all" guidelines.
Research suggests that the MIND diet reduces the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease.
Children born to mothers with high lead levels are more than four times as likely to be overweight or obese than children born to mothers with low lead levels.
Study suggests that obese boys have double the risk of having children with asthma, compared with others.
Gut bacteria and its interactions with immune cells and metabolic organs, including fat tissue, play a key role in childhood obesity.
Regular consumption of a flavonoid-rich wild blueberry drink may improve memory and attention in healthy children, suggests this study.
Initial results from countries that have introduced a sugary snack tax suggests they have the potential to reduce consumption of sugar and so may help to reduce obesity, diabetes and dental decay in the future.
High levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver's ability to properly metabolize fat. This effect is specific to fructose. Indeed, equally high levels of glucose in the diet actually improve the fat-burning function of the liver.
A new study highlights the importance of eating a diet rich in lean and fatty fish during the first months of pregnancy.
Researchers in the US have revealed that alcohol intake in later life is linked with dementia risk.