More than half of Australians consume too much sugar.
The research shows a link between high-sugar diets and diseases such as dementia and cancer. It doesn't show that sugar causes them, but it's compelling enough to prompt us to cut down on sugar.
The researchers looked at cancer occurrence in those exposed to higher intakes of ultra-processed foods, compared to lower intakes.
The study showed that every 10% increase in consumption of ultra-processed food was linked to a 12% increase in developing some types of cancers. But it didn't show the processed food caused cancers.
Iron deficiency causes weakness, fatigue, poor concentration, headaches, and intolerance to exercise.
The first step is to take an iron supplement to give your iron stores an immediate boost, then you want to investigate the cause and possibly work on your diet.
We’re less able to burn fat and process carbs at night.
It comes down to what and how much you eat over the day, rather than when you eat most of your food.
It makes a tasty dressing, but the health claims are overblown.
Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims are made for its supposed benefits. But what does the science say?
There is a link, but there may be other reasons why people with heart failure drink less coffee.
Is this more good news for coffee lovers, or a case of be careful what you read?
An unbalanced meal.
A healthy diet is a good idea, but cutting out entire food groups is not.
Pastry or fruit? Dietary guidelines aren’t helping us make the best food choices.
Dietary guidelines fail to change our eating habits. So, how can we make them more relevant?
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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For most of us, the form of stool we excrete can vary widely depending, in part, on what we've been doing.
The exact composition of each person’s microbiota is as unique as their finger prints.
The make-up of our gut is constantly changing and affects everything from our immune system and digestion, to our brain function.
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.
The purported medical effects of curcumin have a long history, going back at least to the 18th century.
There is converging evidence from both human population and animal studies that curcumin may help prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Up to one in ten infants have a proven food allergy.
New research published today shows the early introduction of egg (from four to six months) and peanuts (from four to 11 months) is linked to lower rates of egg and peanut allergy.
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.
Normal pee should be the colour of straw.
Beetroot, artificial colours, vitamin supplements, medications and illnesses can change the colour of your urine or bowel motions.
Tastier salt, packaging that alerts you to food that has gone off and fish oil that tastes better – nanoparticles have lots of potential.
A bucket of chips contains around 275mg of sodium, which accounts for 16% of an adult’s daily limit.
Around 60% of Australians over the age of two years exceeded the recommended daily maximum intake of salt.
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.