Unnecessarily avoiding gluten could be harming your heart says the authors behind a new study published online by the British Medical Journal today. Only those with Coeliac Disease need to avoid gluten,...

New research claims to have found that eating more calcium or taking calcium supplements is unlikely to help prevent fractures or osteoporosis in the elderly.   Lead scientist, Dr Mark Bolland from...

Saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes, finds a Canadian study published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) this week. However, the...

A 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks would reduce the number of UK adults who are obese by 180,000 (1.3 per cent) and who are overweight by 285,000 (0.9 per cent), according to a study published...

Australian researchers, including from The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, have found that caffeine-drinking long distance drivers of heavy vehicles are significantly less likely to crash...

Australia’s National Heart Foundation has claimed a recent study published in the British Medical Journal is “misguided.” The Heart Foundation’s response is part of a broad backlash to the British...

Previous research which has promoted polyunsaturated vegetable fat such as margarine as a healthier alternative to butter has been quashed by a group of leading US scientists. The new research findings...

The British Medical Journal has reported that functional health claims for sports drinks are being overstated. In particular the report criticises the claim of many sports drinks to be “essential for...

Teaching new mothers about healthy eating and active play can reduce the risk of their child being overweight or obese, new research from the University of Sydney has found. The study, a collaboration...

As the food regulatory ministerial forum in Australia continues working on development of a policy that will promote more government-backed requirements for front-of-pack labelling, a new issue has surfaced. The...