Lifestyle-related dementia risks are complex, with factors like sleep, exercise, diet and social contact interacting with things like cognitive reserve, neuroplasticity and inflammation in the body.
As kids, we’re naturally more likely to enjoy sweet and salty tastes and reject bitterness. But that changes as we grow older.
There are a number of ways to ‘detox’. But do they work? And are they safe?
Our new study analysed the packages of around 8,000 food and drink products to understand the marketing techniques used.
A nutritionist breaks down the health-giving benefits of various salad leaves.
When we reach adulthood, protein requirements differ for men and women. But should you be eating more as you get older?
A new study suggests that adding salt to your food at the table is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. But caution is needed.
Ads for targeted fat loss, especially
for belly fat, are everywhere on social media. But is there any evidence to support this type of ‘spot reduction’?
Eating too much salt is bad for our health. Governments and food manufacturers have a big role to play in reducing the salt content of Australians’ diets.
Like most weight-loss programs, the OMAD diet makes bold promises – and comes with risks.
People with diabetes in Liberia face a vicious cycle of hunger and neglect that can sometimes spiral out of control and put their lives in danger.
Fish oil has been promised to provide all sorts of health benefits – from boosting our heart health, protecting our brain and easing arthritis. Here’s how the claims stack up for fish and supplements.
Ultra-processed foods are bad for our health and our planet and must be central to any efforts to reduce our carbon emissions, and waistlines.
If you try supplements, you still need to eat a healthy diet, exercise, reduce your stress, quit smoking and get enough sleep. Even then, they may still not be enough.
Young vegetables, known as microgreens, are said to be good for your health.
TB is the single most deadly infectious killer of humankind. New research shows food and proper nutrition work like a vaccine against the disease.
The messaging around Ozempic being a miracle cure is not only a lie, it has kicked up a new level of fatphobia.
In the short-term, inflammation is a sign your body is healing. But persistent levels of inflammation in blood and tissue, called ‘inflammaging’, is linked to disease. Diet might help.
Female athletes are at increased risk of not eating enough. If energy intake is too low to meet training needs, there can be severe consequences for exercise performance, muscles and health.
Functional foods − which should not be confused with ‘superfoods’ − possess specific components that contribute to better health.