Older people often take many supplements, including ones purported to help with brain health. A recent study says the supplements do not work.
With fear of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's a constant concern for many seniors, they turn to supplements. A recent study suggests they'd be better off keeping their money.
Belo Horizonte’s traditional food market.
The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.
The average Australian eats 81 grams of red meat a day, while the planetary diet recommends just 14g.
Here's how to ensure you're still getting enough protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12 while cutting back on red meat.
Intermittent fasting diets are increasingly popular.
Canada’s new good guide has mean international headlines but is it viable for Canada’s poor and marginalized?
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Canada's food guide does a great job explaining what we should consume, but it is tailored to the wealthy and the middle class and many on social assistance cannot afford to maintain it.
A mixture of grains and crops keeps the doctor away.
Combining and fermenting readily available indigenous African crops can help counter malnutrition on the continent.
Robust new study finds weight gain may be due to more than just the calories.
Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil… Italian food is at the heart of intense diplomatic lobbying.
To defend traditional Italian products such as meats and cheeses – delicious, but often high in fat and salt – the country's government has launched an intense lobbying campaign to fight nutrition labels.
Some multinational food corporations may have learned a few tricks from big tobacco.
A study from the University of Alberta suggests that the beneficial effects of cheese might not be related to fat but to some other component, such as protein or calcium.
A recent research study found that cheese reduced insulin resistance in prediabetic rat models.
Take care to ensure fibre intakes aren’t excessive during pregnancy and infancy.
Usually we set out to get plenty of fibre and little fat, but nutritional advice for pregnant women and parents of toddlers who are vegan is different.
Legumes are a good source of calcium.
Are you getting enough vitamin B12, calcium, iodine and iron? Here's what can happen if you don't get enough – and how to ensure you do.
New study finds food insecurity is negatively linked to learning outcomes in reading, English, maths, and local language vocabulary.
Syrian refugee family Mohammad Al Mnajer and wife Fouzia Al Hashish sit with their three daughters Judy, second left, Jaidaa, far right, and Baylasan as they eat their after school snack at their home in Mississauga, Ont., in December 2018.
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Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
Beninese women attend a “voodoo” festival.
In some West African communities, age and magico-religious beliefs have a huge role to play in a woman's independence.
There are about 600 Mountain gorillas left in the Virunga Volcanoes.
In Rwanda gorillas have been leaving protected areas to raid sodium rich crops.
Nuts are a healthy part of any diet, but can they really make you smarter?
Canada is ranked 37th of the 41 most wealthy nations in regards to child well-being and access to healthy food, according to UNICEF.
A well-planned national school food progam in Canada could be a huge boost to children's health outcomes, long-term healthcare spending and local agriculture and economies.
Some of the advice on eggs should be taken with a pinch of salt.
A woman uses a lancet on her finger to check her blood sugar level with a glucose meter.
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?