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How much protein do you really need?

How much protein do you really need?

By Jennie Jackson, Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes. He also avoided vitamin B12 deficiency by taking supplements. His cardiovascular health appears […]

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
A behaviourist’s guide to New Year’s resolutions

A behaviourist’s guide to New Year’s resolutions

By Rebekah Boynton and Anne Swinbourne James Cook University, Queensland, Australia Every year you set out determined to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. But year after year you fall off track and quickly abandon them. So why are resolutions so hard to keep? New Year’s resolutions are about trying to break habits, which is hard, but not […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Healthy, affordable food hacks for holidays — and beyond

Healthy, affordable food hacks for holidays — and beyond

Public health studies show access to fruits and vegetables, nourishing recipes, nutritional nudges help us eat better for less Welcome to eating season. The unofficial food Olympics — with Thanksgiving serving as opening ceremony and New Year’s Eve as closing bell — marks a national stretch of belly-busting indulgence, when healthy bites seem to surrender […]

December 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight – and what to do about it

Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight – and what to do about it

By Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the regime. This phenomenon – dubbed yo-yo dieting – is associated with changes in metabolism and is one reason why the vast majority of calorie-based diets […]

November 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beyond farmers markets: cities, states champion locally grown food

Beyond farmers markets: cities, states champion locally grown food

By Sarah Breitenbach Stateline Six years ago, only a few U.S. cities had food policy directors — strategists tasked with connecting communities with local farm products and improving access to food in underserved neighborhoods. Now, in line with a national push to improve access to healthy foods and support urban agriculture, nearly 20 cities have […]

November 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Diet tops exercise for cutting weight, cancer risk, new study shows

Diet tops exercise for cutting weight, cancer risk, new study shows

By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Whether cutting pounds or cancer risk, the crunches in your salad trump the crunches in your workout, say scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. That finding emerged in a new study of overweight and obese women who significantly lowered their weight – and levels […]

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Stop making health and well-being a moral issue

Stop making health and well-being a moral issue

By Rafael Euba, King’s College London From TheConversation.com Applying a human moral construct to nature by dividing foods and lifestyles into good and bad is misleading. In reality, nothing in nature is either good or bad. For instance, our bodies need cholesterol for a variety of important purposes, while exercise and sports can be dangerous and […]

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty

A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty

Sophie Medlin ‎Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College London From: TheConversation.com “Clean eating” is associated with the healthy lifestyle and body beautiful that is promoted by many online bloggers. While the term is heavily used in social media, there has never been any agreement on what it really means or any comprehensive studies examining […]

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Another reason to diet: Experts find additional evidence linking obesity with cancer

Another reason to diet: Experts find additional evidence linking obesity with cancer

By Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News There may be plenty of room for debate about whether some aspects of everyday life cause cancer — whether it’s drinking too much coffee, eating too much sugar or talking too much on a cell phone. But the opposite seems to be true regarding the causal link with obesity, […]

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Can you really be poisoned by green or sprouting potatoes?

Can you really be poisoned by green or sprouting potatoes?

By Caroline Wright/TheConversation.com Senior Lecturer in Horticulture Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom We’ve all been there, you buy some potatoes, pop them in the cupboard, and then promptly forget about them. Then the next time you open up the cupboard, you discover said potatoes have started sprouting and now resemble an alien lifeform. So what […]

August 7, 2016 | By | Reply More