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19 December 2019 - Mail Online - Could eating white bread every day ruin your sleep?

Insomniacs are more likely to have diets abundant in refined carbs which disrupt hormones that control sleep.


16 December 2019 - The Guardian - Malnutrition and obesity now a global problem, say experts

One in three low- and middle-income countries affected as junk food and sugary drinks reach every corner of globe.


11 December 2019 - The Conversation - How junk food shapes the developing teenage brain

The adolescent brain is vulnerable to diet-induced changes, but these changes may endure through life.


13 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health: study.


15 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

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.


10 October 2019 - BBC - Obesity: Ban snacking on public transport, top doctor says

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.



8 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - To fight effects of sleep deprivation, reach for healthy snacks

Researchers find that a better diet is associated with reduced side effects of sleep deprivation.


1 October 2019 - The Conversation - Sugary drinks tax is working: Now it's time to target snacks

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.


19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet may affect long-term spatial memory, study finds

There is a link between junk food consumption and loss of spatial memory, according to this animal-based study.


19 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Junk food diet may predict future depression symptoms in teens

New study finds that sodium and potassium levels - reflections of a person's typical diet - may be predictors of future depression in teens.


6 September 2019 - The Guardian - The rise of Arfid: the truth about the eating disorder that made a teenager go blind

People with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) will eat only a very limited range of foods and may have significant phobias. It’s a long way from simply being a picky eater.


3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Poor diet causes blindness in a young 'fussy eater'

A poor diet caused a young patient's blindness, according to a case report published in Annals of Internal Medicine.


3 September 2019 - The Guardian - Bristol teenager loses sight and hearing due to processed food diet

Sad case of 19 year old 'fussy eater' highlights hidden dangers of poor nutrition.


1 August 2019 - The Conversation - Are there certain foods you can eat to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease?

The oxidative stress associated with Alzheimer's disease can be reduced by physical activity and a hefty dose of antioxidants in the diet.


13 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away

"People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise," says Professor Cherbuin from the ANU Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing.


5 June 2019 - MedicalXpress - Study: Bad diets making for bad memories

On the subject of poor diet and its outcomes, obesity and physical health tend to steal the headlines. However, diet-related cognitive decline and poor memory are every bit as insidious.


2 June 2019 - Psychology Today - Stress Eating Could Be Even Worse For Us Than We Think

Eating more calories when stressed may result in gaining more weight than eating the same amount under less stress.


16 May 2019 - The Conversation - Ultra-processed food causes weight gain – firm evidence at last

Unconscious over-consumption of ultra-processed foods is often attributed to snacking. But in this study, most of the excess calories were consumed during breakfast and lunch, not as snacks.


14 May 2019 - The Conversation - These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we’d need to consume to benefit is… a lot

Four foods (and one drink) that demonstrate how the common healing claims around the foods we eat don’t always stack up.