Peer pressure driving sustainable diets
Modelling suggests it would be more effective than facts.
People find it notoriously difficult to change eating habits to improve their own health, let alone the planet’s. No...
Don’t forget – less chilli
Study finds possible link to cognitive decline.
Perhaps think twice about that extra kick of chilli sauce. Research suggests a spicy diet could be linked to cognitiv...
An apple, and a few bacteria, a day
Organic gives you a better batch, research shows.
If you eat your apples, core and all, you’re consuming 100 million bacteria each time, new research has found. That’...
Plant-based diets could prevent type 2 diabetes
New study quantifies the protective effect.
Eating a diet high in plant foods with little or no red meat has been linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes in the ...
Gut bacteria linked to undernutrition recovery
Researchers create a diet that restores healthy activity.
International researchers have successfully tested a new approach to treating undernourished children by developing a...
Agricultural work linked to malnutrition in India
Economic contribution comes at a cost for women and children.
Indian women’s participation in agriculture negatively affects household nutrition, particularly child health, throug...
Is celery a super food?
Sadly it’s myth rather than reality.
Can drinking celery juice boost your immune system, make you uber-healthy and perhaps even cure you of serious condit...
Warning sounded on herbal tea
Case highlights potential dangers of traditional beverages.
Even the most innocuous-sounding beverages can pack an unwanted and dangerous punch, a case study from Canada demonst...
Warnings over ultra-processed food
Cakes and sugary drinks boost heart disease risk study finds.
Ultra-processed foods have been associated with higher incidence of heart disease and mortality in two large European...
Diabetes concerns over food preservative
Trials in mice and humans prompt calls for further studies.
A preservative widely used to prevent mould growth in foods has been shown to increase weight-gain and glucose produc...
Restaurant staff don't understand allergy risk
Floor and kitchen staff poorly trained for allergy risks.
Restaurant staff know surprisingly little about food allergies, and attitudes to customer health risks are often poor...
Little-known bush foods set to change the world
A quiet slow-food revolution is underway.
A food revolution is building in West Africa. Hundreds of women in land-locked Mali are harvesting the diverse potent...