Childhood diet has lifelong impact

Eating too much fat and sugar as a child can alter your microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthier, a new study in mice suggests.

Poor nutrition in school years created 20 cm height gap

The international team behind the study warn that highly variable childhood nutrition, especially a lack of quality food, may lead to stunted growth and a rise in childhood obesity.

A molecular link between diet and risk cancer

The connection may explain the high incidence of cancer among those who consume large amounts of dairy products and red meat, similar to the link between high cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease.

Eating nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk

According to most recent study, vegetarians have a 48% lower risk of overall stroke than non-vegetarians, a 60% lower risk of ischemic stroke and a 65% lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke.

Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria

The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in the Iceman, who lived 5300 years ago, and are still present in non-Westernized populations in various parts of the world. 

New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks

Two large European studies find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.

Poor eating habits killing millions globally, study says

One in five people across the world dies of causes linked to poor diet, a new study shows. Overconsumption of meat, salt and sugar are the main culprits, the experts behind the study say.

Even eating a little red meat may increase risk of death

A new study has found that consuming even small amounts of red and processed meats, versus none, may impact mortality from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease.

Eating mushrooms may dramatically cut risk of cognitive decline

New research finds that seniors who ate mushrooms twice weekly had 50% reduced odds of having mild cognitive impairment.

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet: study

We can no longer feed our population a healthy diet while balancing planetary resources. For the first time in 200,000 years of human history, we are severely out of sync with the planet and Nature.

2019 Will Be Year Of The Vegan

No longer a counter-culture, 'vegan' is now a word we see and hear everywhere - in shops and restaurants, in people's conversations on the streets, and in newspapers and magazines. It's not hype or a short-term trend.

Study firms up diet and depression link

In an unusual experiment, Australian researchers have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of processed food eaten is related to depression.

Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether.

Mediterranean diet prevents a leading cause of blindness

A large collaboration of researchers from the EU has found that people who adhered to a Mediterranean diet cut their risk of late-stage age-related macular degeneration ( a leading cause of blindness ) by 41 percent.

Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health

The study of 15,400 people in the USA found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality.