Nutrition

‘No food should be taboo’: how to tackle your child’s weight- without dedicate them a complex

A third of children are overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school. Heres how mothers can help them forge good habits and avoid creating lifelong insecurities Jusna Begum lives near the South Bank in London with her four children, aged between one and 11. When a health guest told her that her …

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Weight loss linked to healthy eating not genetics, study finds

Participants who ate the most vegetables and ingested the fewest processed foods, sugary beverages and unhealthy fats shed the most kilograms The amount and quality of food and not a person’s genetics will lead to weight loss, a US study has found. It has been suggested that variations in genetic makeup make it easier for …

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‘Outrageous’: expert slams White House for denying school meals’ link to learning

Author of groundbreaking study of school snacks impact on class accomplishment said proposed cuts to programs reflects lack of knowledge or dishonesty The author of a groundbreaking 1988 study demonstrating the link between school meal programs and classroom accomplishment has denounced as outrageous the Trump administrations assertion that no such link exists. When Mick Mulvaney, …

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You Don’t Need a Personal Genetics Test to Take Charge of Your Health

The online storefront for the consumer genetics company Orig3n features an image of a young lady facing toward a sepia horizon. Her tresses are wavy, her triceps enviably toned. Her determined posture complements the transcript floating beside her: “Take charge of your future, ” it reads. “Orig3n DNA tests uncover the links between your genes …

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Study: Seasons have little effect on dieting app reporting but the working day of week does

If you’ve gotten three apps and a Fitbit so you can get skinnier this year, don’t fret so much about summer beach season or holiday weight gain. Instead, worry about Thursday. Researchers at University of South Carolina found that self-reporting of food was integral to weight loss but that self-reporters often fell off, apparently around …

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Organic meat and milk could offer health benefits, analyse indicates

Organic produce higher in some vitamins and minerals including omega-3 fatty acids, but experts say it isnt more nutrient-packed in every regard Organic meat and milk could offer more health benefits than conventionally delivered products, according to a new analyze by scientists from the UK, Poland, Norway, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece and Turkey. Both organic …

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