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Does what you eat affect your brain health?

Researchers, who have long been interested in finding out what diets optimise brain function, which is affected by dietary patterns and food choices, have...

Swopping eggs for nuts could cut CVD risk – German review

Scientists say that what you eat for breakfast could reduce your risk of heart attack and strokes – if, for instance, you swop an egg for...

Bread and cereal not tied to higher disease risk, suggests global UPF study

A recent study has found no link between ultra-processed foods (UPFs) – including bread and cereal – and an increased risk of suffering a...

Ultra-processed foods should be labelled ‘addictive’, say scientists

People might change their diets if some foods were labelled as “addictive”, says a group of international scientists, whose estimates suggest that one in...

US analysis finds millions of people superfood-sensitive

Nearly 30m Americans are sensitive to some of the most common nutrient-rich foods, including chia seeds, cranberries and green tea, and could suffer from various...

Vegetarians have higher risk of bone fracture – UK study

While not eating meat is a popular dietary choice and may offer several health benefits, researchers are still seeking to understand the potential risks...

Half of obese teens on Wegovy return to normal weight – STEP TEENS trial

In what researchers describe as unprecedented, the drug Wegovy (semaglutide) reduced the weight of nearly 50% of teenagers “to a level below what is...

More seaweed and soya may slow NAFLD – Japanese study

Following a Japanese diet of seaweed, soy foods and seafood, can help slow the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in people with...

Meat, eggs, milk healthier than plant-based foods – UN agency review

A major review undertaken by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), looking at 500 papers to analyse the benefits and risks of animal...

Daily cup of blueberries boosts memory and cognitive health – UK study

One cup a day of wild blueberries can speed up reaction times, strengthen short term memory and improve executive function, as well as provide...

Mediterranean diet benefits high risk people – global review

Following a Mediterranean diet, with or without added exercise and physical activity, can lower the risk of a heart attack, stroke or early death...

Double heart disease risk with low carb, high fat diet – Canadian study

Scientists carrying out an observational study concluded that following a keto-like low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, is linked to an increase in LDL levels and a...

Activists flag serious health risks as sugar tax increase is delayed again

There’s been an outcry after the government announced a delay in the “sugar tax” increase in last week’s Budget speech, with health experts and...