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Parents may face jail if their kids are on vegan diets

In Italy, there is a proposed law that could affect parents who impose vegan diets on their kids. If passed, parents could be sentenced to jail for up to four years.

Artificial sweeteners can make you fatter — Science proves it

A new study co-led by the University of Sydney showed that artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain. Although they were invented for the opposite purpose, eating "sugar-free" and "diet" foods and beverages may actually make you fatter.

Class divide: Dietary gap between rich and poor in the U.S.

Income affects the choices available in terms of food: cheaper fast-food or more expensive health food. This distinction is affecting the health of the U.S. population in very different directions depending on household income.

Environmental benefits of vegetarian diets revealed

The environmental impact of eating meat has been well-documented, but what about a vegetarian or vegan diet? A new study suggests meat-free alternatives carry a lower environmental burden.

Fatty diets leading to sleeplessness and poor sleep

Sydney - Australian scientists have analysed data that indicates men who eat high fat diets are most likely to feel sleepy at periods during the day. Such men are also more likely to experience sleep problems at night.

New study finds way of reducing the ‘sweet tooth’

Atlanta - Sugar carvings are one of the main reasons for the global rise in obesity. Researchers have been looking at new ways to reduce the craving for sugar and one potential means is through the use of bacterial cell fragments.

Experts suggests food packages with how long to burn calories off

Put down that candy bar. The UK’s Royal Society of Public Health is suggesting food labels display how much activity is required to burn off calories that have just been consumed.

Obesity and food waste — Is Italy becoming like the U.S.?

Italy approved a new law to fight food waste by providing economic incentives to companies who want to donate food. However, recent statistics are pointing out how the Italians' "love for good food" is waning, and bad dietary habits are on the rise.

Diet can influence colon cancer risk

Types of diet, especially those with a high fat content, may have a connection with increasing the risk of different types of cancer. A new study draws a new connection in relation to colon cancer.

Slowing down when eating helps weight loss

One way to avoid overeating is slowing down the rate at which food is eaten, according to a new study.This is based on a study on young people.

Exercise alone doesn’t lead to weight loss: Study

A new study has shown that simply putting hours in the gym, while maintaining the same diet, is not effective for losing weight. This is because the calorie burning process reaches a plateau.

Americans are still consuming too much sodium

The use of salt and the consumption of foods high in sodium remain too high in the U.S. according to a new report. This cuts across all demographic and ethnic groups.

Do our brains become wired so we overeat?

Exeter - Tackling the rise in obesity cannot simply be met through health promotion and governments regulating for clearer food labeling. People’s bodies adapt to eating more and need to be "trained" to eat less.

Strategies for avoiding ill-health at work

Staying healthy while holding down a busy job can be difficult, especially if this is something you try to do on your own. A new study suggests partaking in group activities gives a better chance of success.

Obese children showing signs of heart disease

The growing problem of childhood obesity has been well documented and several health initiatives are in place. These may need to be advanced following a review of symptoms of heart disease in children.

Can eating fish keep depression at bay?

New research suggests that a high consumption of fish helps to keep depression at bay, for those who are risk from mental health problems.

Op-Ed: Paleo diet should not be carb free

Every few months brings along a new fad diet and one that seems to running is the so called "Paleo diet", which is based on a diet that cavemen may have consumed.

What will the health of the U.K. population be like by 2040?

Making predictions can be fraught with difficulty; however, working out the main diseases and health threats helps governments to plan ahead. An interesting exercise has been undertaken in the U.K.

Can a mushroom slow down weight gain?

A mushroom common to Chinese medicine appears to slow down weight gain, according to a new scientific study based on animal trials.

A fasting diet may slowdown the effects of ageing

A new research paper suggests that a diet that mimics the effects of fasting could slow down the effects of ageing. The data collected so far is based on animal models.

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Rome - Eating a Mediterranean diet has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very people who coined it are straying from sun-kissed fruits and legumes and their waistlines are paying the price.

Flavonoids could help with healthy ageing in women

Higher intake of flavonoids during midlife is associated with greater likelihood of health and well-being in people surviving to older ages, according to a new study.

Pete Evans' paleo diet for children suspended from publication

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans' paleo diet cookbook for children has been suspended from publication over health concerns associated with a baby formula concoction made from bone broth and worries that a paleo diet may not be suitable for children.

Vegetarian diet reduces risk of colorectal cancer, says new study

A new study from the Loma Linda University in California has found that sticking to a vegetarian diet, cuts the risk of colorectal cancer by about 20 percent on average.

Alkaline based 'Healing Springs' said to hold curative powers

Barnwell County, SC may actually hold the "Fountain of Youth" that has been sought out for centuries, or at least the fountain of healing in its "Healing Springs."

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

Are some kids really picky eaters? Science has the answer

"Eat up and shut up" might be an extreme response from a frustrated parent. However, a new study shows that picky eaters do exhibit definable preferences and mealtime behaviors.

New medication increases metabolic rate in men for weight loss

A new study has found that an approved medication increases metabolic rate and also the activity of "healthier" brown fat in men.

Fiber supplements shift bacteria and trigger weight loss

A new study suggests that the addition of dietary fiber to a diet leads to a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria. This reduces risks of cancer and can help with weight loss.

Diet changes help bees resist pesticides

Pesticides pose a risk to bees and the loss of bees impacts of framing through a reduction in pollination. Researchers have found that the diet of the bee affects resistance, and this could help protect bee populations.
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