Three stories about researchers who have dabbled in self-experimentation – with varying results.
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As obesity has become a health concern globally, weight loss information has proliferated – with questionable effects on its prevalence.
Big daddies are also more attractive … apparently.
Having a bit of a tummy might not be the end of the world for men after all.
Crunchy, and sustainable.
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Humans have eaten insects for centuries, but western diets seem to have lost the taste for them.
Bad for you, bad for the environment.
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In a warming world with a growing population and dwindling resources, we can no longer afford to eat food that's bad for both our health and the environment.
It may not be burgers for breakfast, but the diets that have launched some big online careers aren't as healthy as you might think.
Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating.
Crop production can play a crucial role in helping improve nutrition through dietary diversity.
People living in rural parts of South Africa lack diversity in their eating because a starch based diet is perceived as cheaper and is very common.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
Children who are raised as vegetarians grow and develop at the same rate as meat-eaters.
Many children are born into families which are vegetarian for cultural, religious, health, ethical or economical reasons. But are they getting the nutrients they need for growth and development?
Good news. Taking a break from your diet every so often will help you lose weight in the long term.
Allowing yourself a treat every now and then will stop you failing in the long run.
Diet modification is one of the most prominent alternative autism therapies.
In some cases, clinicians recommend special diets; in others, they're instigated by parents eager to find anything that may help their child.
Our bodies respond to exercising, eating, meditation and physiological processes differently.
Many people struggle to get an eating plan and exercise routine to follow. The trick is that individualism is key.
Listen to your gut – dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols.
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Science suggests that diets tailored to your own gut work better than those based on the glycaemic index.
Mixed martial arts athletes are risking serious injury and death through crash dieting, a new report warns.
Drinking olive oil might not sound appetising but there is strong evidence it has greater health benefits than low-fat diets.
Sales of protein-based health products are booming.
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Protein-based health products have been criticised for inappropriate marketing but are they even worth the money?
A mother’s healthy and varied diet during pregnancy might give her child a head start to healthy eating.
Our parents teach us what is to eat. But this process begins well before the fight to get toddlers to eat their veggies. Not only do our parents give us the genes that define our taste receptors, research…
Greeener than thou?
Coca Cola has begun carefully rolling out its green-labelled “Life” brand, filling its iconic hour-glass bottles with a new fizzy drink which has nearly a third fewer calories than Coke Original. It is…
Find a healthy eating regime you can stick to.
When it comes to weight loss, there are no magic tricks that guarantee success. What works for you is likely to be different to what works for your partner, neighbour or workmate. The best advice is to…