Debate about infant formula marketing monitoring continues Paediatricians from Australasia’s largest specialist college, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) have urged the Federal Parliament...

Cafes eating into fast-food operators’ share of the takeaway market The market for convenient takeaway meals has become a battleground between small independent cafes and the fast-food heavyweights,...

Heat-processed foods may increase risk of Alzheimer's Compounds commonly found in the so-called “Western diet” known as Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) may cause brain changes similar to...

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...

Low-calorie sugars offer new way to solidify vegetable oils and gels Researchers at the City College of New York have reported the successful transformation of vegetables oils into a semi-solid form using...

Australia is 'slipping' on efforts to make foods healthier, according to The George Institute Efforts to make foods healthier in Australia are failing, and foods continue to contain high amounts...

For patients with diabetes, it is better to eat a single large meal than several smaller meals throughout the day, according to a new study from Linkoping University in Sweden. The study, which was published...

Higher overall acidity of the diet, regardless of the individual foods making up that diet, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from France. The study, which was published in...

Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the body, helps control weight gain by stimulating the appearance of ‘beige fat’ that can burn calories instead of storing them, according to new research from Spanish...

A fat recycling system within ‘beta cells’ in the pancreas that determines the amount of insulin the body produces could provide a target for future diabetes therapies, according to research from Sydney...