Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
What science says about how to lose weight and whether you really need to.
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A professor in nutrition and dietetics explains.
Most people know that a poor diet can lead to heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Few are aware that it can also cause blindness.
Diets like mono, charcoal detox, Noom, time-restricted feeding and Fast800 are growing in popularity. Here's what the evidence says about them.
Targeting kids with a weight loss app could perpetuate body image issues and lead to disordered eating. Yes, childhood obesity is a problem – but we must tread carefully when delivering solutions.
There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein (largely from legumes).
Many chronic diseases increase our risk of Alzheimer's disease. This link between our bodies and our brains means certain healthy choices could protect our cognitive function.
An enzyme called TOR could hold the secret to a longer, healthier life.
Salt consumption in China is among the highest in the world.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.
Processed foods can be nutritious as well as economical and convenient. So let's stop demonizing processed foods, and ease up on those who turn to them for convenience and price.
Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.
Insects are high in protein and rich in other nutrients and, unlike beef and other livestock, have little impact on climate.
Large studies are unpicking the complex relationships between food, metabolism and health.
The interplay of poverty, inequality, urbanisation and the industrial food system leaves low-income families with limited access to fresh, healthy foods.
Researchers looked at whether it's better to eat red meat, poultry or plant protein sources for heart health. While a plant-based diet was the clear winner, red meat and white meat scored the same.
Fish farming has been criticised for a lack of sustainability – here's what has been changing and what still remains a challenge.
Intermittent fasting diets are increasingly popular.
It's not enough to simply promote healthy eating and exercise without considering the very real environmental and structural constraints present in South Africa.
Canada's food guide does a great job explaining what we should consume, but it is tailored to the wealthy and the middle class and many on social assistance cannot afford to maintain it.