Diet & Fitness

Why a high-fibre diet doesn’t always lead to weight loss

Research into the human gut microbiota is increasingly playing a role in personalising nutrition. A new study published in the International…

Late meal times linked with increased body fat

Eating soon before sleep is associated with higher per cent body fat, according to new research published in The American Journal…

Nutrient found in olive oil ‘linked with general intelligence’

Monounsaturated fatty acids – a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados – are linked to general…

Eating meat ‘significantly increases’ type 2 diabetes risk

Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with a significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, according to new…

Plant extract that ‘suppresses appetite’ discovered

An extract from salacia, a plant native to India and Sri Lanka, has demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar…

Is your low-fat diet killing you?

For over 40 years now we have been urged, by various bodies including the American Heart association, British Heart Foundation…

Dark chocolate strengthens the heart

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile, according to a new…

Don’t blame Brexit – Public Health England is shrinking our chocolate bars

Brexiteers have been forced to shoulder a lot of blame in recent months. Slower growth forecasts. Jamie Oliver’s restaurant closures.…

Nutrient found in spinach, kale and avocado ‘keeps the brain young’

People with higher levels of lutein – a nutrient found in vegetables such as spinach, kale and avocado – have…

Is too much sugar causing anxiety in men?

Men with high sugar intakes have an increased likelihood of mental disorders such as anxiety and depression, according to new research…

Struggling to lose weight? ‘Maintain, don’t gain’ to avoid heart failure

Gaining weight – even a small amount – may alter the structure and function of heart muscle, according to a…

Juicing? You’re just drinking sugar

Do you juice? Do you start your day with the roar of a Vitamix, the howl of a Nutribullet, the…

The Pioppi Diet is a superficial lifestyle guide based on distorted evidence

Pioppi is a very small village in southern Italy. It is one of those places where people are reputed to…

Imaginary intolerances and stupid food fads: the world needs The Angry Chef

Two books were published on the same day last week about the science of food. You can read my review of The…

Running in the summer sun? Have a hot bath first, researchers say

A long soak in a hot bath is the best way to prepare to exercise in the summer heat, according…

Cryotherapy is a pointless fad: there are no short cuts to weight loss

Celebrities are plunging themselves into vats of vaporised nitrogen, exposing their bronzed flesh to temperatures as low as five degrees…

Ignore the lazy headlines. Chips don’t ‘double your chances of death’

You can increase your chances of living forever by avoiding french fries, according to the Telegraph. Eating chips ‘doubles your…

Exercise is more effective on an empty stomach, but proceed with caution

There’s no such thing as the perfect exercise regime for people trying to get in shape. No magic formula that…