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29 July 2019 - The Conversation - Why are school lunches still so unhealthy?

There are more than 91m school children worldwide now defined as living with obesity – and the UK is in the top 20 countries for obesity levels.


26 July 2019 - Science Daily - America's packaged food supply is ultra-processed

Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.


11 July 2019 - MedicalXpress - Anxious? Cut down on caffeine

Caffeine can boost energy, improve alertness and produce a general feeling of well-being - when used in moderation. Go past the sweet spot though, and that same elixir can cause insomnia, jitteriness and feelings of nervousness.


27 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Low-carb 'keto' diet ('Atkins-style') may modestly improve cognition in older adults

Study suggests a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may improve brain function and memory.


30 May 2019 - BBC - Ultra-processed food linked to early death

Ultra-processed foods - such as chicken nuggets, ice cream and breakfast cereals - have been linked to early death and poor health, scientists say.


28 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Is coffee good for you?

It's not exactly clear how extensive the health benefits of coffee are, since it has only tiny amounts of micronutrients, but the plant's bean contains a mix of bioactive compounds that offers healthy properties like antioxidants.


21 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Millions of Europeans at risk of chronic digestive diseases, new report reveals

Poor nutritional choices, including a high intake of ultra-processed foods and trans-fats, are putting millions of Europeans at an increased risk of a range of chronic digestive diseases, including digestive cancers, wheat related disorders and functional gastrointestinal disorders, as well as obesity, a new report shows.


17 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugary drinks and fruit juice may increase risk of early death

It's common knowledge that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better. In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your life.


2 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories

Children and teens who drink soft drinks containing sugar or sugar-substitutes add about 200 extra calories compared to those who don't. Nothing earth-shattering in this research, which serves to underline the health benefits of avoiding sodas and suchlike.


30 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study suggests no direct link between drinking sugar sweetened drinks and higher energy consumption or BMI in children

A nationally representative UK survey of children (aged 4-10 years old) has found no strong/direct link between drinking sugar sweetened beverages and greater energy consumption or higher BMI.


4 April 2019 - BBC - The diets cutting one in five lives short every year

The food we eat is putting 11 million of us into an early grave each year, an influential study shows.


25 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Major medical groups call for soda taxes

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.


16 March 2019 - The Guardian - Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

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?


11 March 2019 - MedicalXpress - Binge drinking in adolescence may increase risk for anxiety later in life

Researchers have found that adolescent binge drinking, even if discontinued, increases the risk for anxiety later in life due to abnormal epigenetic programming.


11 February 2019 - Nutraingredients - Norway’s food authorities warn of caffeine-containing energy drinks’ effect on kids

Adolescents suffer sleep problems, anxiety and heart palpitations as a result of caffeine intake via energy drinks, Norwegian Food Safety Authority says


3 February 2019 - The Conversation - Want to improve your mood? It’s time to ditch the junk food

Increasing how much exercise we get and switching to a healthy diet can also play an important role in treating – and even preventing – depression. This article looks at what should we should eat more of, and what we should avoid, to prevent depression and other mood disorders.


23 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Communications recommendations for sugar-sweetened beverage-free zones

Institutions are increasingly restricting the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on their premises. The American Medical Association now endorses "SSB-free zones" for hospitals, schools, and health centers.


11 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Sugar's sick secrets: How industry forces have manipulated science to downplay the harm

UCSF researchers are scouring the available research to better understand the link between sugar and human diseases, and fighting biased science by exposing industry tactics and educating the public.


3 January 2019 - MedicalXpress - Could phosphate additives in foods make you less active?

A new study suggests that high levels of inorganic phosphate - a preservative widely used in certain sodas, packaged meats and other processed foods - may be a reason why the U.S. population isn't as physically active as it used to be.


2 November 2018 - Science Daily - How diet impacts health and well-being

From the standpoint of heart health, the Tsimane are a model group. A population indigenous to the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane demonstrate next to no heart disease. They have minimal hypertension, low prevalence of obesity and and their cholesterol levels are relatively healthy. And those factors don't seem to change with age.