There's more to sweet potato than meets the eye, nutritionally speaking. Researchers have discovered that not only is the root section of the sweet potato packed with nutrients, so too are the leaves.
A Yale School of Public Health study has found that children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66% more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms.
The low-fat craze of the late 20th century never would have happened if correct scientific protocol had been followed, according to a paper in the online journal Open Heart.
Researchers have found that consumers with higher incomes and education levels are twice as likely to notice calorie labels and three times more likely to use them.
For those of us fortunate enough to live in developed countries, dwindling bee populations could just mean reduced choice at the greengrocer. But for those in developing countries, it presents a very real risk: malnutrition.
Nut-lovers have been found to have better diet quality than those who eat fewer nuts. Tree nut consumption is associated with better diet quality and better nutrient adequacy for most nutrients lacking in many people's diets.
The current US nutrition labelling system is the least user-friendly option available, researchers have found. A system that gives each food product a single score out of 100 for nutrition was found to be the most effective of a range of systems examined.
Researchers say that the differences between organic and conventional dairy are due mainly to the range of variable and factors that influence milk composition, rather than the organic or conventional methods of production.
A new study that suggests salt may not be as bad as we've been led to believe has been roundly criticised by experts who say the overwhelming evidence points to salt being bad for the heart.
In a Canadian study, researchers found that when flavoured milk is removed from a school, total milk intake drops by nearly half, impacting children's calcium and vitamin D intakes.
Despite making grand claims about immune support, antioxidant properties and the like, researchers have found that the benefit to be gained from vitamin waters and energy drinks is negligible.
E. coli O157 is unable to attach itself to host tissue in high concentrations of D-Serine.
Your addiction to that 3 pm chocolate bar may not be just a way to alleviate boredom - it could also give your brain a much-needed boost. Evidence is increasingly suggesting that chocolate flavanols improve cognitive function.
Who's eating all the pies? Not as many American consumers as you'd expect, apparently. Purchases of ready-to-eat grain-based desserts (RTE GBDs) such as cakes, cookies, pies, doughnuts and pastries fell by 24% in the US between 2005 and 2012.
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has just received another blow to its already tarnished reputation: researchers have found that it is more toxic to mice than table sugar.