Guide for healthy eating may consider environment
The government issues dietary guidelines every five years to encourage Americans to eat healthier. This year's version may look at what is healthy for the environment, too.
Researchers uncover breastfeeding timeline in Neanderthal tooth
Maternal milk is fundamental to the health of newborns, but how has this crucial feature of early childhood development evolved in primates?
Iceman Otzi had bad teeth
For the first time, researchers from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zurich together with colleagues abroad have been able to provide evidence of periodontitis, tooth decay and accident-related ...
Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy plan for life
The Mediterranean diet has proven beneficial effects not only regarding metabolic syndrome, but also on its individual components including waist circumference, HDL-cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels, blood pressure ...
Processed food diet in early childhood may lower subsequent IQ
A diet, high in fats, sugars, and processed foods in early childhood may lower IQ, while a diet packed full of vitamins and nutrients may do the opposite, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology an ...
Future of food policy should start at home
Long accustomed to plentiful and affordable meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, Australians may have to get used to higher prices as the soaring cost of agricultural staples suggests an era of cheap food is coming to an end.
Eating healthier means living longer
The leading causes of death have shifted from infectious diseases to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. These illnesses may be affected by diet. In a study published in the January ...
Low socioeconomic status linked with more severe colorectal cancer
People living in economically deprived neighborhoods were more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage, non-localized colorectal cancer, even after researchers controlled for known colorectal cancer risk factors, according ...
Less is more: Study shows that teens who sleep less eat more fatty foods and snacks
A study in the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that teens who slept less than eight hours per weeknight ate higher proportions of fatty foods and snacks than adolescents who slept eight hours or more. The result ...
Western diet link to ADHD
A new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a 'Western-style' diet in adolescents.
Western food fuelling SE Asia diabetes boom: researchers
The growing popularity of Western junk food is fuelling a diabetes boom across Southeast Asia, Australian researchers warned on Wednesday.
Corner Shops Could Bring Healthier Food to Inner Cities
(PhysOrg.com) -- Bringing healthy food programs to corner grocery stores in the inner city might be a step toward improving residents’ diet and reducing diet-related illnesses, a new study suggests.
Study identifies food combination associated with reduced Alzheimer's disease risk
Individuals whose diet includes more salad dressing, nuts, fish, poultry and certain fruits and vegetables and fewer high-fat dairy products, red meats, organ meats and butter appear less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, ...
Study says colorectal cancer increasing in young adults
A new study finds that in sharp contrast to the overall declining rates of colorectal cancer in the United States, incidence rates among adults younger than age 50 years are increasing. The authors theorize that these increases ...