Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren't always sure what they're eating.
Delivering the extra protein older people need via biscuits could be a simple and effective way to help guard against muscle loss in ageing.
We need to change diagnosis of ovarian cancer from late stage to early - scientists make steps
AMPK is normally a tumour suppressor. But once cancer arises, AMPK becomes a tumour promoter, enhancing the survival of cancer cells. Understanding this could help create drugs that inhibit AMPK.
There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein (largely from legumes).
An enzyme called TOR could hold the secret to a longer, healthier life.
The food system urgently needs to be redesigned if we are to avoid crisis.
Here's how to ensure you're still getting enough protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12 while cutting back on red meat.
Spiders use different types of silk for different purposes – and not all of them are as strong as steel.
Many people focus just on agriculture and new technologies for feeding the world's growing population. Yet, fisheries are the centerpiece of billions of people's diets.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
Two large nutritional studies seem to have reported contradictory findings on carbs. But only if you believe the headlines.
Milk may be good for you, but perhaps not as good as recent headlines have suggested.
Good news for cheese-lovers: all five experts said no.
Western and northern blots help scientists identify specific proteins and RNA molecules in experimental samples. But results can be manipulated.
Official advice to prediabetics on the best diet to avoid type 2 diabetes suggests that there is only one option. The latest research suggests otherwise.
One big challenge for gene therapies is delivering DNA or RNA safely to cells inside patients' bodies. New nanoparticles could be an improvement over the current standard – repurposed viruses.
Remember that story about the molecule found in turkey that makes you drowsy? Research shows it's a myth – tryptophan doesn't cause you to nod off, but it may be connected to cooperation.
By exploiting the way yeast cells mate, researchers have figured out a quicker, easier way to identify on- and off-target drug interactions.
Being vegan and an athlete can go hand-in-hand, but it does take careful planning.