Diet & Fitness

The ‘planetary health diet’ – or communism through the backdoor?

In the superb Scandinavian TV series The Bridge, one of the two central figures is the autistic Swedish police detective…

The unintended consequences of the ‘junk food’ advertising ban

It’s only been a week since Sadiq Khan’s ill-conceived ban on ‘junk food’ advertising across London’s public transport network came…

Plant-based meals ‘improve insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes’

A plant-based diet improves the secretion of insulin and incretin hormones in those with type 2 diabetes, according to new research published…

Eating blueberries can help lower blood pressure

Eating 200g of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel function and a…

Eating healthily ‘significantly improves mood’

There is a positive association between the quantity of fruit and vegetables consumed and people’s self-reported mental well-being, according to…

Plant-based diet benefits heart health, endurance and recovery in athletes

A new review published in the journal Nutrients adds further evidence to the theory that plant-based athletes benefit from improvements in heart…

Sweeteners aren’t healthier than sugar, new study review suggests

There is no evidence to indicate health benefits of sweeteners over sugar, and potential harms cannot be ruled out, according…

How Jamie Oliver Stole Christmas

It’s been a busy old year for Jamie Oliver and his miserable band of anti-sugar, anti-salt and anti-fun campaigner friends.…

How enzymes keep you healthy

Digestive enzymes have been (figuratively) under the microscope recently, with fantastic claims that they can do everything from curing depression…

Weightlifting for just an hour a week reduces stroke risk

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by…

Struggling to lose weight? Some brains aren’t wired for self control

High-level brain functions play a major role in weight loss, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.…

Newly discovered gene mutation could be used to treat diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at at Harvard Medical School in the US have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar…

Yo-yo dieting ‘increases risk of heart attack and stroke’

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels may be associated with a higher risk of heart attack…

Fish oil drug ‘cuts heart attack and stroke risks by 25 per cent’

An Irish pharmaceutical company has announced that its purified fish oil drug, Vascepa, is linked with a 25 per cent…

Intense two minute workout ‘as good as 30 minutes of moderate exercise’

A few minutes of high-intensity interval exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions, according to new research…

Technology has made us lonely and unfit – but there’s an app for that

As a nation, the UK is suffering from a health and wellness crisis. A majority of adults – 66 per…

Moderate carbohydrate intake is best for health, new study suggests

Eating carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and longevity, according to a new report published in The…

The sugar tax in Chile reduced consumption – but hasn’t improved public health

A sugar tax introduced on soft drinks in Chile has failed to reduce inequalities in diet-related health, new research has…