Unhealthy foods are readily available and heavily marketed to us, especially at supermarkets.
A new paper suggests that plant- and fish-based diets lessen the chance of developing severe symptoms – but hold off from becoming vegetarian or pescatarian for now.
The researchers found a link between shorter heights and lower bone mineral content among vegan kids, compared to meat-eaters. But they didn't show diets caused the difference – or that it lasted.
The evidence is clear: a tax on sugary drinks would reduce consumption. All that's needed is political leadership that prioritises health above the profits.
Our research found personalised nutrition advice, compared to usual dietary advice, helped adults to eat healthier.
As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
Behavioral economics, long employed in grocery stores to guide customers to certain products, could be employed by food banks and pantries to encourage healthier choices.
Evolutionary medicine uses our ancestral history to explain disease prevalence and inform care for conditions like Type 2 diabetes. It also challenges the bio-ethnocentrism of western medicine.
What's needed is a prioritisation of the health and medicinal values of the food that's consumed in African countries.
Our research provides clear evidence pro-inflammatory diets are linked to poor health, including heart attacks, bowel cancer and depression.
From orange juice, to tea and coffee, to alcohol — different drinks can have different effects on iron absorption. This is worth thinking about if your iron levels are low.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.
Between 2018 and 2019 Kenya registered a 30% spike in sugar production and an increase in sugar consumption.
People with conditions such as celiac disease must follow a gluten-free diet to manage symptoms and health. But avoiding gluten is difficult, costly and linked to nutrition issues and quality of life.
New research shows both adults and kids are eating more nutritious food. But minorities and low-income populations still lag behind the rest.
Cutting out dairy, eggs and meat is thought to prevent and reverse heart disease. But as our latest study shows, the evidence doesn't back this claim up.
Our study showed that social media often had a positive influence on young people, motivating them to be healthier.
Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.