• Junk food linked to gut inflammation

    Study shows how a diet high in fat and sugar impairs immune cell function.

    The impact of diet on health is really a no-brainer – even leading to calls for GPs to prescribe fruit and vegetables...

    Health May 19, 2021
  • Should doctors prescribe fruit and vegetables?

    New research suggests that providing healthy foods in a medical context can help some conditions.

    We all know that fruit and vegetables are good for us, but are they so good that medical programs should prescribe th...

    Health May 17, 2021
  • With heart failure, good nutrition could mean survival

    Personalised dietary advice reduces risk of death for hospitalised patients.

    A Swiss study has shown that personalised nutrition support for people hospitalised with chronic heart failure reduce...

    Health May 4, 2021
  • Easter Wrap: A Chocolate (story) feast

    If you haven’t had enough already, here is more!

    Easter weekends are often filled with chocolate, and there is always more to go around. Here are some of our favourit...

    Health April 4, 2021
  • Magazine

    Zeitgeist: Rising in the yeast

    The science of sourdough bread is anything but run of the mill.

    For most of human history, sourdough was the dominant form of leavened bread. It wasn’t until about 150 years ago tha...

    Features March 19, 2021
  • A sugar tax is good for all

    The UK’s sugar tax hasn’t affected overall buying habits but has reduced sugar intake.

    A study has found that, a year after the introduction of a sugar tax, people were still purchasing the same amount of...

    Behaviour March 11, 2021
  • You may have missed…

    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

    A round up of the stories that may have snuck past you in this week's edition of science digest... Sharks aren’t s...

    Animals March 1, 2021
  • Popcorn’s not the real problem here

    Study reveals how badly they eat in the movies.

    What you eat at the movies may be less of an issue than what you watch others eat. A new study reveals that nearly...

    Health November 24, 2020
  • Poor nutrition blamed for child height gap

    Global study reveals scale of the growth imbalance.

    Poor nutrition in school years has helped create a height gap of as much as 20 centimetres between children in differ...

    Health November 7, 2020
  • Super pea could reduce diabetes risk

    Natural mutation prevents sugar spikes.

    Don’t turn your nose up at wrinkled peas: they could be a life saver. A new study has found that a natural mutation i...

    Health October 28, 2020
  • Maybe we’re hardwired for calorific foods

    They were vital for our ancestors but are not so good for us.

    High-calorie foods were vital for providing energy to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, potentially even fuelling modern...

    Health October 9, 2020
  • Can mums-to-be drink coffee?

    Aussie experts say advice to avoid coffee may be overstated.

    There is “no safe level” of caffeine consumption for women who are pregnant or trying for a baby, according to an int...

    ASC Edits August 31, 2020
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