Of the 22,713 weight loss operations performed in 2014-15, about 90% were performed in private hospitals, highlighting the difficulty in accessing this type of surgery through the public system.
It is our view vitamin “gummies” that contain food acids, and have a high sugar content, are not medicines consumers need and their sale should be prohibited on public health grounds.
Is it best to chop your salad vegies? What's good in theory doesn't always make much difference in practice, as the science tells us.
Given the carnivorous trend of the US presidency, it is unsurprising that food is a significant metaphor in House of Cards.
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
For decades, experts worried that there wasn't enough protein to feed the world's population. They were wrong.
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Fasting diets aim to make it easier to stick to a weight loss program, but they are not for everyone.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
A new study with fruit flies suggests that we may have less free will when it comes to choosing what we eat than we like to think.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
Over-consumption of food is bad for the planet and unhealthy for humans.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
Reports about trace amounts of pesticides, like the EWG's Dirty Dozen, can leave people afraid to buy fruits and vegetables. But the hype is often overblown.
New research on whether animal- or plant-based protein sources are better have been severely misrepresented.
Tiny versions of leafy green vegetables and herbs have made it from restaurant tables to the home kitchen. But are these microgreens healthier for you than regular greens?
Accuracy is a big problem when people self-report what they eat. A new online tool could help researchers and clinicians overcome this hurdle.
A new study links 10-a-day with living longer but that's not the full picture.
Neanderthals had a very varied diet based on what foods were available to them where they lived. They also knew what to eat when they were sick.
Prison food budgets are as low as £1.87 per person per day. This may not be enough to provide adequate nutrition for a pregnant woman and her baby.