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Salad days for students who get “fresher” with NUS extra cards

The stereotypical student diet of booze, beans and biscuits could be a thing of the past according to new research by The Co-operative Food.

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

Eating is addictive but sugar and fat are not like drugs, study says

People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests.

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Changing global diets is vital to reducing climate change

Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, say the team behind a new study.

Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

Post-holiday slump lasts for nearly a week

The post-holiday blues last for an average of five days for Brits according to new research, with a lack of concentration at work revealed as the worst side effect.

Beauty from the inside out

Beauty from the inside out

The word ‘anti-oxidant’ has become a common sight on the packs of health and beauty products, as manufacturers try and cash in on the benefits of these natural wonder molecules.

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

Not all saturated fatty acids are the same in relation to type 2 diabetes risk

The relationship between saturated fat and type 2 diabetes may be more complex than previously thought, according to the results of a large international study.

Slimming supplements sales soar as Brits opt for last minute bikini body in a bottle

Slimming supplements sales soar as Brits opt for last minute bikini body in a bottle

With temperatures soaring to record levels this week, slimming supplements makers have seen a huge last minute rush for natural weight management aids as Brits opt for a bikini body in the bottle this summer.

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Could adding vegetables make a healthier mayonnaise?

Scientists are investigating if eating mayonnaise with added vegetables, in the form of powders, could unlock health benefits.

Krill oil supplements for Omega 3 - Better than fish oils?

Krill oil supplements for Omega 3 - Better than fish oils?

In recent years krill oil supplements have come to rival fish oils in terms of popularity and sales. It is not surprising as good quality pure krill oil supplements have arguably many more natural nutritional attributes when compared to fish oils.

Mood boosting maca

Mood boosting maca

Maca is a South American plant, whose root can be dried and turned into a powder, which has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac.

Super boost

Super boost

If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your performance this summer then the latest offering from health food experts, BodyMe, could be just the helping hand you need to progress your training to the next level.

Primal nutrition

Primal nutrition

Fitness classes have been going ‘back to basics’ over the last year with incredible results. Exercise regimes, like CrossFit have done away with fancy gym machines and weights and have instead reverted back to a more primitive form of work out, relying instead on ropes, tyres and sledge hammers.

There’s more than one way to keep bones healthy

There’s more than one way to keep bones healthy

We’ve all heard that we should drink milk to keep our bones healthy, but a new study has shown that perhaps there’s more than one kind of ‘milk’ we should be drinking.

Changing diet, exercise, men-only groups and humour may be recipe for tackling male obesity

Changing diet, exercise, men-only groups and humour may be recipe for tackling male obesity

Fewer men join weight loss programmes but are more likely than women to stick with them, according to analysis of international obesity studies led by University of Aberdeen researchers.

Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton investigate The World's Best Diet

Jimmy Doherty and Kate Quilton investigate The World's Best Diet

Channel 4 has commissioned a new feature documentary from Boundless called The World’s Best Diet exploring some of the world’s most varied diets.