Hummingbirds flap their wings 800 times per minute.
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How do hummingbirds drink sugary nectar and not get sick? Don't they need a balanced diet to stay healthy? Do they eat anything else?
Ultra-processed products have little or no intact 'food' remaining in them. And much-praised industry led reformulation is doing nothing effective about this.
A man reading a coke bottle in San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico.
New research indicates that rising temperatures can push those who prefer sweets to drink more sugary beverages, not water. This has significant implications for public-health policy.
Sugar and artificial sweeteners comes in many shapes and colors.
There is a huge variety of sugar substitutes available. What's the difference? Is one better for controlling blood sugar levels for diabetes? Is one better for individuals trying to lose weight?
Mosquitoes love sugar – so much so that can delay their search for our blood. Now, their sweet tooth may have revealed an important genetic weapon against the spread of mosquito-borne disease.
Researchers are calling for legislation limiting the amount of sugar in baby food.
A study showed that most baby food products have a high sugar content.
Genes not only influence how sweet you think something is, but also how much sugary food you eat.
People with a sweet tooth can (partly) blame their genes for their sugar habit. New research shows how the brain also gets involved.
Time to brush up.
You may think you know everything about keeping your teeth healthy, but what you don't know might surprise you...
The link that Ronald McDonald House creates between itself and sick children is not just positive, it is sacrosanct.
Salads are a lot less healthy once you make additions like croutons and a creamy dressing.
Many foods that seem healthy contain various hidden fats, sugars and salts. If you're trying to lose weight, it pays to know where they're hiding.
Is yogurt as healthy as you think?
If you want to remain lean, this study of mouse diets suggests your fat intake should make up just a fifth of your overall calorie intake.
As a nation, we drink 679m litres of the stuff every year.
Children in the UK drink more energy drinks than in any other country in Europe — and many parents are unaware of the health risks.
Many new products contain artificial sweeteners, which come with their own set of problems.
A new ad campaign from Coca-Cola shows they're trying to push a "sugar in moderation" line, while many of their products still contain far too much.
Nutrition expert – sugar does not cause type 2 diabetes on its own.
Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular carbonated soft drink. The original is made with sugar, but the others contain artificial sweeteners that are now linked to a rise in obesity and diabetes.
Mounting evidence suggests that artificial sweeteners are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes. Should there be a tax on these foods?
Sugar mama? Researchers are teasing out the benefits of various molecules in human milk.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
Our taste system is conditioned so foods higher in energy taste better.
Recent studies have shown that we may be able to train ourselves to become more sensitive to certain tastes, which leads to feeling more full and satisfied after eating a meal.
The sugar industry has employed various tactics to influence health policy in its favour.
Tonight, Four Corners looks at the tactics Big Sugar has used to influence health policy. Here's our pick of five analysis pieces that will get you informed on the issue before the program airs.
Despite the prevalence of Fairtrade sugar in UK society, the sugarcane industry remains deeply troubled.