Young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks could be at risk of later cocaine use, according to a new study .
Children are not eating anywhere near enough vegetables and are relying too much on unhealthy snack foods for energy, the latest Chief Health Officer’s Report shows. Health Minister Brad Hazzard and NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant today launched the report, What NSW children eat and drink, which shows that only one in 20 … Continue reading Children not eating enough vegetables – report
People who eat vegemite and other yeast-based spreads report they are less anxious and stressed than people who don’t eat them, according to new research from VU’s College of Health and Biomedicine.
A new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed around 70 per cent of packaged foods contain added sugar.
A new review of existing research showing the humble cuppa can help prevent a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
Researchers from QUT have developed a golden-orange fleshed banana, rich in pro-vitamin A which could save the lives of thousands of children who die each year from a deficiency of the vitamin.
An international study led by ANU has found that as sugary drinks consumption increased the risk of type 2 diabetes also increased, independently of obesity and weight gain. The study, which used a new statistical technique called mediation analysis, found thousands of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented every year in Thailand if … Continue reading Sugary drinks increase diabetes risk regardless of obesity – research
Australians are eating ever bigger portions of foods laden in fat, sugar, and salt, according to research by The George Institute for Global Health.
SA Mushrooms’ new product, the Vitamin D mushroom delivers your daily dose of the vitamin in just three mushrooms.
Researchers in Singapore have created a probiotic sour beer that incorporates a probiotic strain that neutralise toxins and viruses, and regulates the immune system.
More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, according to research from the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Teens and young people living with severe food allergies are being encouraged to start a conversation with their peers via a new website that could potentially save their lives. Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie said the new Coalition Government funded website, www.250k.org.au, was developed under the National Allergy Strategy. “Around 250,000 young … Continue reading New food allergy resource website for young people
In mainstream grocery, strong sales performance is critical to hit hurdle rates and avoid deletion. In less than one year since launching in Woolworths, Mojo Crafted kombucha has achieved this, according to the company. Woolworths has also doubled the product range with new flavours Passionfruit and Turmeric. Mainstream grocery is not the only retailer expanding … Continue reading New niche beverage category expands quickly
Desserts hold a special place in our hearts – and on the dining tables – of Asian households.
This month, professionally formulated low GI (Glycemic Index) snack bar, enrGIsustain provides consumers a healthy go-to snack.
CSIRO has launched a new diet that includes intermittent fasting three days a week.
Drinking just one alcoholic drink a day can increase breast cancer risk, a new report by World Cancer Research Fund has revealed.
Fruit juice is of no nutritional benefit to children under one year of age and should not be given to them, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Previously, the Academy had advised that juice should not be given to babies under six months, so the latest statement extends the advised time period of abstinence. … Continue reading No juice for babies, say US doctors
Australian households spend 58 per cent of their food budget on discretionary or ‘junk’ foods and drinks, according to new research.
A recent editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine dismissed the widely held belief that a diet rich in saturated fats increases our risk of heart disease as “just plain wrong”. The authors concluded we have been concentrating on reducing one type of fat in our diet when instead we should be promoting a … Continue reading Viewpoints: is saturated fat really the killer it’s made out to be?