Most people know the benefits of physical activity. However, we tend to be less aware of how damaging inactivity can be, even for short periods — especially for older adults.
Our bodies need fuel both for exercise and recovery.
Without proper care, lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic could worsen muscle loss and long-term health in ageing populations.
Protein is extremely important for our health as we age.
Our cells may be small, but they are mighty. And they are made of lots of amazing stuff, from the DNA that tells your body how to grow, to mini skeletons that let cells move around.
Studies show rest days are important for helping our body recover and adapt in many ways.
Microalgae taste like grass and are packed with nutrients.
Addiction to cocaine is wildly difficult to conquer. But physicians may soon have a new type of gene therapy for patients that makes the drug less alluring.
One hypothesis suggests that there's a finite amount of protein that the body can actually use.
Shoppers struggle to make sense of food labels – and aren't always sure what they're eating.
Delivering the extra protein older people need via biscuits could be a simple and effective way to help guard against muscle loss in ageing.
We need to change diagnosis of ovarian cancer from late stage to early - scientists make steps
AMPK is normally a tumour suppressor. But once cancer arises, AMPK becomes a tumour promoter, enhancing the survival of cancer cells. Understanding this could help create drugs that inhibit AMPK.
There are plenty of barriers, but if we really want to we can feed the world on plant protein (largely from legumes).
An enzyme called TOR could hold the secret to a longer, healthier life.
The food system urgently needs to be redesigned if we are to avoid crisis.
Here's how to ensure you're still getting enough protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12 while cutting back on red meat.
Spiders use different types of silk for different purposes – and not all of them are as strong as steel.
Many people focus just on agriculture and new technologies for feeding the world's growing population. Yet, fisheries are the centerpiece of billions of people's diets.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.