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.
Swap the bacon for something a little healthier.
It is easy to fall into the trap of giving people you love lots of ultra-processed, high kilojoule, nutrient-poor foods because they like them. But immediate pleasure comes at a cost.
Many parents are still feeding their children too much junk in their lunch boxes.
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Children are still being sent to school with a lunch box full of junk food.
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.
There is no one Mediterranean diet, nor does every Mediterranean country have a diet that ticks every healthy box.
Even for those on statins, a healthy Mediterranean eating pattern has been shown to bring extra benefits.
More than 50 animals in a Venezuelan zoo have reportedly died from starvation in the past few months.
The food industry says it wants to help in the fight against obesity – but it needs regulation.
A look at the diet of an Olympian – from ancient Greece to Rio 2016.
You’ve probably seen ads and testimonials for this stuff … but what does the evidence say about its effectiveness?
Weight-loss supplement Garcinia Cambogia has had an exponential rise in sales since its marketing on the Doctor Oz show.
About 58% of the average household’s food budget is spent on ‘junk’ food.
Many people believe eating healthily is expensive – and more costly than buying junk food. But our new research shows this isn't the case.