Excessively eating junk foods during adolescence could alter brain development, leading to lasting poor diet habits. But, like a muscle, the brain can be exercised to improve willpower.
Everyone knows it's hard to stop eating potato chips or chocolate chip cookies. New research shows why: Certain combinations of fat, sodium, sugar or carbohydrates make them irresistible.
Many argue the key to helping low-income Americans eat healthier is eliminating food deserts. A new study suggests this doesn't help.
There needs to be more awareness of the benefits of insects as food, and support for farming and markets.
A biologist frustrated by his own struggle to lose weight explains why simply exercising more and harder won't melt the pounds away.
New research claiming that people do not need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat says more about the conduct and evaluation of research than it does about beef.
Scientists are beginning to understand the food preferences of our gut microbes.
Where once vegans were pale and passive, they are now represented as plant-eating warriors. Who are the new vegans and how are they viewed in other cultures?
A review of research related to diversity in diet found studies repeatedly show that eating a wide variety of foods improves health and wellbeing.
The nutritional, financial and environmental cost of an average family's weekly food waste is shocking. It equates to five adult meals, 143 showers, $18 and 23 kg of CO2.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
To understand how healthy a food is, we often look at fats and proteins, vitamins and minerals. But this approach overlooks one property that's a key part of a food's health potential – its structure.
The fact that relative food prices differ so markedly and so systematically provides a very strong rationale for nutrition-focused food policies.
Diets like mono, charcoal detox, Noom, time-restricted feeding and Fast800 are growing in popularity. Here's what the evidence says about them.
Depression is a serious, common and sometimes debilitating condition. And no, chocolate won't help, whatever the headlines tell you.
Personalised nutrition has the power to save lives.
With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
A doctor with MS who experimented with diet and other treatments has experienced a slowing of her decline – now she's researching why it happened.
Cost-cutting, funding that doesn't reward good food, and residents not having a voice contribute to poor quality nutrition in our aged care homes. That can be devastating. But there is a better way.
If their social media accounts were anything to go by, celebrities can't get enough of vitamin and mineral infusions, or vitamin drips. Now therapy lounges are popping up for everyone else to try.