Popcorn’s not the real problem here
Study reveals how badly they eat in the movies.
What you eat at the movies may be less of an issue than what you watch others eat. A new study reveals that nearly...
Poor nutrition blamed for child height gap
Global study reveals scale of the growth imbalance.
Poor nutrition in school years has helped create a height gap of as much as 20 centimetres between children in differ...
Super pea could reduce diabetes risk
Natural mutation prevents sugar spikes.
Don’t turn your nose up at wrinkled peas: they could be a life saver. A new study has found that a natural mutatio...
Maybe we’re hardwired for calorific foods
They were vital for our ancestors but are not so good for us.
High-calorie foods were vital for providing energy to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, potentially even fuelling modern...
Can mums-to-be drink coffee?
Aussie experts say advice to avoid coffee may be overstated.
There is “no safe level” of caffeine consumption for women who are pregnant or trying for a baby, according to an int...
More healthy reasons to eat Brussels sprouts
And cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower while you’re at it.
The once maligned Brussels sprouts have been making a bit of a comeback in recent years with fancy recipes to tempt e...
Casimir Funk introduced us to vitamins
Polish biochemist explored what was essential for life.
Over the past century, a vast amount of research has looked at nutritional supplements, without reaching a consensus ...
Dietary guidelines under fire
Call for reform to meet health and environmental goals.
While governments have agreed to global health and environmental targets, most dietary guidelines are lagging behind,...
Yet more evidence these are good for you
Studies link fruit, vegetables and grains to lower diabetes risk.
You just can’t ignore the fact that fruit, vegetables and grains are good for you. The latest reminder comes from ...
Why we should be eating microalgae
For a start, it’s got lots of protein and it’s good for the planet.
As the climate warms, the land we use for growing energy-intensive crops such as wheat and corn is becoming less prod...
Fancy some worms with your sushi?
Parasites in raw fish have risen dramatically, study finds.
The presence of parasitic worms in raw or undercooked seafood, popular in dishes such as sushi, sashimi, poke and car...
Tea drinkers may well live longer
Chinese research suggests it’s a habit worth having.
Tea is good for you, according to new research from – perhaps not surprisingly – China. Habitual consumption – defin...