For over 40 years, scientists and physicians have thought eating a high-fibre diet lowered a person’s risk of diverticulosis. A new US study of 2,104 people shows this may not be accurate. The study,...

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, in the United States, claim to have identified a human receptor that can detect fat – irrespective of taste. Their research suggests that some...

A new study by American and British scientists has found that colourful food appeals more to children than adults. The study, published in the January 2012 issue of the American journal Acta Paediatrica,...

A University of Sydney survey has found that only 54 per cent of Australians aged between 18 and 24 know the recommended daily amounts of fruit and vegetables to eat each day. The survey of 106 university...

For years doctors have warned that too much salt is bad for your heart. Now, new research from the McMaster University, in Canada, suggests that both high and low levels of salt intake may put people with...

A clinical trial conducted at Swinburne University of Technology has found that increasing Vitamin B dietary intake could significantly reduce work-related stress. The results of the three-month trial,...

New Danish research published today in the American Journal of Hypertension claims that, contrary to previous findings, reducing the amount of sodium in one’s diet may not have an overall positive impact...

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at McMaster and McGill universities, in Canada, has found that a diet containing plenty of fruit and raw vegetables could alter a gene that puts...

A study published this week in The Archives of Internal Medicine has found that high levels of mineral intake in dietary supplements may not be a good thing. Researchers from the University of Eastern...

A new study, just published in The Journal of Pediatrics, has found that television food advertisements can have more impact on a child’s food choices than advice from their own parents. Dr Christopher...