Rice is a major source of arsenic exposure
Findings add to growing concerns about health risks.
Researchers have verified that rice – grown and cooked in water – is a key food source of inorganic arsenic Long-ter...
Barbecued meat: how to reduce cancer risk
Population analysis suggests much more research needed.
Barbecue-cooked meat represents a significant cancer risk, according to Danish researchers. Their findings, publis...
Fat or no fat? More research is needed
Medicos call for more light and less heat in the diet debate.
Although the keto diet, which requires people to get 70% of their calories from fat, has gained popularity in recent ...
Can you cut your cancer risk by eating organic?
Correlation between eating organic and lower rates of cancer.
A new study out this week has shoppers wondering whether it’s worth paying more for pesticide-free organic food. You...
Candy company finds chocolate is good for you
Research suggests benefits from two compounds in cocoa.
Compounds naturally occurring in chocolate can help boost heart health, says research backed by candy giant Mars, Inc...
Benefits of gluten-free bonanza undecided
The burgeoning gluten-free food market brings dangers.
The plentiful availability of commercially prepared gluten-free food is a “double-edged sword” for the people it shou...
Harnessing another kind of wind power
We've all done it, but is it wise?
Ever been in a situation where passing wind is going to be hugely embarrassing and you’ve had to hold in a fart? Let’...
Milk and mucous is fake news
The idea dairy makes colds worse has no evidential basis.
The twelfth century Egyptian court physician Moses Maimonides has a lot to answer for. Before his death in 1204 he wr...
For the elderly, ignoring food marketing is easy
Relationship between portions and consumption breaks down.
A marketing trick notorious for its ability to prompt children to eat more food than is healthy fails to work at the ...
Weeds in poor city areas have nutritional value
Researchers find a surprising wealth of free stuff.
Despite the odds, nature does her best to nurture us. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have r...
Can bananas kill you?
Does the potassium in bananas mean they're a hazard?
On the Internet there is a subset of websites called “mum blogs”, or more often “mommy blogs”, written by people conv...
Got high cholesterol? Here are five eating tips
When it comes to managing high cholesterol, confusion reigns.
High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholestero...