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...

Soft drinks, burgers and chips are the diet of Australia's youth, according to ABS findings Teenagers and young adults consume more soft drinks, burgers and chips than any other age group according...

Nondigestible fibre lowers cholesterol and body fat levels, a study has found The use of wholegrain constituents in a nondigestible, chemically modified wheat fibre to be added to food products may help...

Diagnosed cases of Coeliac disease are increasing in the UK There has been a fourfold increase in diagnosed cases of Coeliac disease in the UK over the past two decades, but still three quarters of people...

Supermarket access appears to be crucial in children's obesity programs, a study has found Living close to a supermarket appears to be a key factor in the success of interventions to help obese children...

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...

The new NepTrim is a good butter replacement in baked goods Australian food ingredients research and development company Neptune Bio-Innovations has launched a ‘zero fat replacement system’...

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...