Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is now offering a new 'polygenic risk score' that reveals your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Does it work? Are our family physicians ready?
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
There are many things we can do to support our immune systems. It turns out going vegetarian might be one of them.
Not eating animals might make you feel more virtuous, but is it good for your health?
A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
Eating animals is natural and not evil in itself, but the torment of factory farming is a very good reason to go vegan.
Nuts do contain fat, but the evidence shows they won't make us gain weight if eaten in moderation. We have a few theories as to why this might be.
Today’s production of more, better food from the same amount land means that tomorrow’s population may not go hungry.
Could we eat our way to better mental health?
Don't lose the benefits of a more plant-based diet as you head into February.
A new review suggests that meal-replacements diets can be a safe and effective way to lose weight.
People who bloat don't produce more abdominal gas than others but they might have problems getting rid of it.
Most Victorian convicts left prison weighing the same as when they arrived. Some even gained weight.
Scientists have devised a diet that is both sustainable and healthy. But is it right for everyone?
Are you a meticulous lunch planner, or do you decide what's for lunch after those first pangs of hunger strike after midday? If you're in the second camp, it might be time to change.
We need to change how we produce, ship, eat and waste food to improve our health and that of the planet.
Almost one in five Canadians are going meatless or eating far less meat. But most establishments aren't actually targeting vegetarians or vegans; they're chasing "flexitarians." Here’s why.
Most vitamins and other nutritional supplements are unlikely to prevent chronic disease. Invest in good quality foods, sleep and exercise instead.
Moralistic talk about food, exercise and bodies has its roots in Christianity and is perpetuated by corporations. Collectively, we can resist.
Does the West need bio-fortification programmes to prevent an epidemic of hidden hunger caused by a rise in veganism?