Children eating Mediterranean Diet high in fruit, nuts, vegetables and fish are 15 per cent less likely to be overweight, study Children eating more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean diet are...

Global study shows obesity rates climbing worldwide No country has witnessed a significant decline in obesity prevalence over past three decades, according to a major new analysis from the Global Burden...

Limiting saturated fat intake could help those with a genetic predisposition to obesity Limiting saturated fat could help people whose genetic make-up increases their likelihood of being obese, according...

Leptin also influences other brain cells that control appetite, a study has found Twenty years after the hormone leptin was found to regulate metabolism, appetite, and weight through brain cells called...

Eating prunes may help with weight loss Eating prunes as part of a weight control diet may improve weight loss, according to new research from the University of Liverpool in the UK. Consumption of dried...

Dietary fibre may be the key to suppressing the appetite The identification of an anti-appetite molecule called acetate, which is released naturally when fibre is digested in the gut, may be the key to...

Diets high in fibre, especially cereal fibre, may help heart attack survivors live longer People who survive heart attacks have a greater chance of living longer if they increase their dietary intake of...

Reduction in salt intake likely cause of lower death rates from heart disease in England The 15 per cent fall in dietary salt intake over the past decade in England is likely to have had a key role in...

Some yoghurts and cheeses may reduce risk of diabetes by one-third Higher consumption of yoghurt, compared with no consumption, may reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28 per cent, according...

Father's diet affects chance of obesity in his children There may be a biological link between paternal diet, body weight and health at the time of conception and the health of his offspring, according...