The monkey on the left was given a diet with fewer calories while the monkey on the right was allowed to eat as much as it liked.
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A new study claims to settle the dispute.
Short bursts of intense exercise are all the rage. But a new study finds that a more moderate approach can be just as good.
Saying you won’t put yourself in situations where you will be tempted to eat junk food is easier than resisting at the time!
The problem with using willpower is that your head has to keep saying "NO" to the constant barrage of messages, advertising and environmental cues that operate 24/7, prompting you to eat and drink.
You can slash your meat intake and still easily meet your requirements.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family.
Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
Strawberry Santas are an adorable addition to the evolving traditions of Christmas food.
Christmas foods are evolving. Purists may sniff but what are traditional foods other than past trends that have stuck?
Some swear by it, some against it research and history can tell us a lot about milk and dairy.
Time scarcity acts as a barrier to good health, even if you have knowledge.
Healthy Australians slide into extreme inactivity and poor dietary choices over a just a few years of feeling time poor and rushed in their daily lives.
Iron is contained in many vegetarian foods, and there are yummy ways to enhance how much you absorb.
Iron deficiency affects more than one in ten Australian women before they reach menopause. Better dietary choices can be part of the solution.
Scurvy was common in sailors on long voyages who were deprived of citrus fruit and vegetables.
Scurvy is a historical disease caused by severe and chronic deficiency of vitamin C. Its recent reemergence is a poor reflection of the nation's diet.
A compound found in aged cheese has been linked to better ageing processes.
Headlines screaming that aged cheese could be an aid to better ageing were based on a paper that didn't test the effects of cheese on ageing.
Grapefruit diet? Probably not worth it.
Sophie Jonasson from Sweden
The mystery of the yo-yo dieting effect has finally been solved.
We know all about World War I's terrible conditions, tactics, tear gas. But what about the teeth?
Evidence supports a review of dietary guidelines around the ideal balance of omega 6 to omega 3 dietary fats.
A prominent new paper reflects growing global sentiment amongst scientists and dieticians to review advice relating to the types of dietary fats we should consume for optimal health.
Farmers markets are one way to find local produce.
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Being a "locavore" means choosing food that is grown locally, and is one way that you can play a role in feeding more people in a rapidly changing world.
More ale! Anglo-Saxons feasting, according to the Bayeux Tapesty.
When the Normans conquered England, they brought their continental tastes with them.
The gut of an obese person is more likely to contain bacteria that inflame the gastrointestinal tract and damage its lining.
When we can't lose weight, we tend to want to blame something outside our control. Could it be related to the mictobiota – the bacteria and other organisms – that colonise your gut?
A can of regular soft drink contains 39 grams of total sugar, which is about 9 1/3 teaspoons of sugar and more than the recommended daily healthy limit for adults.
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Since Mexico introduced a 10% “tax” on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014, global political momentum for this form of fiscal policy has been building. Societal interest and support have also grown. Taking…
Current high rates of childhood obesity are the product of a perfect early-life storm.
Childhood obesity is increasing and is most common for children living in disadvantage. But it's preventable if we begin from the start of life.
To improve your blood pressure, eat rolled oats or oat bran for breakfast.
High blood pressure can be treated or prevented. Eating oats, fruit and vegetables – and beetroot, in particular – helps. So does avoiding salt, liquorice, caffeine and alcohol.