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.
The sugar content of your favourite snacks might surprise you.
If you're an average-sized adult eating and drinking enough to maintain a healthy body weight, you should consume no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day.
Junk food adverts aimed at kids need to be banned.
Junk food adverts need to be banned near schools and nurseries – our children's lives depend upon it.
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Try starting with 12,000 kcals a day.
Salt seems common enough, but it has some astounding properties.
That salt on your table can do amazing things chemically, and to the flavour of your favourite food. But don't eat too much!
Boost your intake of foods containing vitamin A and E.
You can't change your genes but there are some food and lifestyle factors you can target to lower your risk.
Eating a typical Western diet high in fat and sugar is bad for our memory, including remembering whether or not we’re full.
When we eat a meal, we take for granted that we should feel full afterwards. But eating a diet high in sugar and fat makes it harder for our body to tell if we are full or not.