Addiction

Hidden sugars making Australians' sweet habit hard to crack

Up to two-thirds of 'hidden' or added sugars in the Australian diet come from packaged foods, with Australians buying up to 11 teaspoons per person each day in their supermarket shop, according to new research.

Overweight & Obesity

Potential impact of post-Brexit trade deals on obesity and diabetes

Last week saw the publication of the government-commissioned National Food Strategy—an independent report led by restaurateur Henry Dimbleby which outlined how the country's food system and our diets need to change to meet ...

Neuroscience

Gut to brain: Nerve cells detect what we eat

The gut and the brain communicate with each other in order to adapt satiety and blood sugar levels during food consumption. The vagus nerve is an important communicator between these two organs. Researchers from the Max Planck ...

Health

Surprise! Baby food pouches are extra-sweet and low in iron

Research out of the University of Otago's Department of Human Nutrition has examined the nutritional quality of baby food pouches found in most supermarkets. The findings which include notable results around sugar and iron ...

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