Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risks for mums and bubs.
Women who were a healthy weight before pregnancy should aim to gain between 11.5 and 16 kilograms during pregnancy.
Despite the marketing hype, antioxidants can be harmful when consumed in excess.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
Our obsession with gut health, diet and well-being is far from new: the Victorians had very similar concerns.
Modern citizenship in the West increasingly involves a duty to care for ourselves – to eat healthily, exercise enough and even screen ourselves for disease – to minimize our health-care costs to the state.
Are your new diet, exercise, meditation and self-care resolutions for 2018 really a personal choice? Or are you a model Western "biocitizen," living a life of unfreedom?
Understanding the psychology behind why we overeat can help us to consume less.
We know running is better for you than lounging but how might it affect our lifespan?
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Humans are much worse at guessing risk than we think we are. Now there is an app designed to help us avoid rushing toward an early grave.
One secret to a longer life is being part of a social group that also engages in healthy habits.
More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there's more of them – what does this tell us?
A first-grader eats a candy cane while watching the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009.
A researcher warns that the sugary treats of the holiday season can set the stage for children's long-term health and academic success if left unchecked.
You can be in a healthy weight range according to BMI but overweight according to waist circumference.
As a result of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, individuals now have relatively less muscle mass and relatively more body fat.
Whole milk has more calories but there's little evidence skimmed is healthier.
We’re less able to burn fat and process carbs at night.
It comes down to what and how much you eat over the day, rather than when you eat most of your food.
Non-compliance at mealtimes can be stressful for parents. However, research shows that independence at mealtimes is completely appropriate for children as they learn to discriminate based on newly recognized qualities of foods such as taste, texture, presentation and familiarity.
A picky eater need not ruin dinner and drive parents crazy. Two nutrition experts offer simple strategies for happier and healthier family mealtimes.
The current trend is to dispense with meat and even any animal products. What does science say about these new diets?
It makes a tasty dressing, but the health claims are overblown.
Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims are made for its supposed benefits. But what does the science say?
The evidence shows that both low and high fat diets can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease – if they are plant-based.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
It really should be consumed at least twice a week.
Being vegan and an athlete can go hand-in-hand, but it does take careful planning.
There’s a big difference between carbohydrates in wholegrains and lollies.
During pregnancy women get bombarded with food and nutrition information. Eat this, don’t eat that! It gets very confusing. Recent debates about the role of carbohydrates have cranked the confusion up…
The low iodine concentration in milk substitutes may mean consumers are at risk of iodine deficiency.
A study of middle-aged British women shows that omega-3 has beneficial effects on gut health.