Posts for Food

Sugar tax: what you need to know

shutterstock Corinna Hawkes, City, University of London If you like swigging sugary drinks, you might get a bit of a surprise next time you go to buy one, as a […]

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Easter eggs were once a rare luxury – so how did they become so commonplace?

Shutterstock Adrian Bailey, University of Exeter For weeks (and weeks) in the run up to Easter, brightly packaged chocolate eggs fill the shelves of British supermarkets. Piled high and sold […]

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Rugby players more likely than not to sustain a concussion after 25 matches in a season

Isabel Moore, Cardiff Metropolitan University Concussion is one of the biggest problems facing both rugby union and league. Rates of the traumatic brain injury in rugby union have been rising […]

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Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment

Shutterstock Joyce Cavaye, The Open University A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar […]

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Human ancestors had the same dental problems as us – even without fizzy drinks and sweets

Teeth fossils with evidence of dental lesions from Australopithecus africanus. Ian Towle, Author provided Ian Towle, Liverpool John Moores University Dental erosion is one of the most common tooth problems […]

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Obesity crisis can’t be solved by schools – major new study

Black Salmon/Shutterstock Peymané Adab, University of Birmingham The proportion of children in the UK who are very overweight at the start of primary school (around 9%) doubles by the time […]

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Low carb, Paleo or fasting – which diet is best?

Ekaterina Markelova/Shutterstock Duane Mellor, Coventry University and Paul D McArdle, University of Birmingham At this time of year, we are bombarded with books and TV shows telling us what we […]

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We mapped out food poverty across England, to see where food banks are needed most

Newfrontiers/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Dianna Smith, University of Southampton and Claire Thompson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Statistics from food banks across England show a frightening rise in the […]

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Sugar: six easy ways to encourage children to eat less

Tempted… Sharomka/Shutterstock Sophia Komninou, Swansea University A new campaign from Public Health England is urging parents to limit snacks for children to two a day, and 100 calories a piece. […]

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What supplements do scientists use, and why?

RobsPhoto/Shutterstock Simon Bishop, Bangor University; Graeme Close, Liverpool John Moores University; Haleh Moravej, Manchester Metropolitan University; Justin Roberts, Anglia Ruskin University; Neil Williams, Nottingham Trent University, and Tim Spector, King’s […]

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