Anahad O'Connor New study finds no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.
Vegetarians are 32 per cent less likely to be hospitalised or die from heart disease than people who eat meat and fish, scientists at England's Oxford University say.
Mark Metherell MADDISON WATKINS is one of six children born in Australia every day with congenital heart disease whose life has depended on a series of delicate open-heart operations.
Melissa Davey Initial signs of heart disease can be seen in children as young as 12 who have a high intake of sugary drinks, Sydney researchers have found, which could have implications for death rates in the...
Tom Sanders Our understanding of fats - including which ones are actually good for us - is evolving.
Paula Goodyer Our genes sometimes influence how our bodies interact with certain nutrients and a new area of research suggests that tweaking our diet to meet those needs more precisely will do a better job of...
Food for thought
Paula Goodyer There’s an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way.
Nicky Phillips An apple a day may keep you-know-who away, but a healthy intake of fruit will also keep your first chronic disease away too.
Sarah Berry The 'new' blockbuster nutrient is actually really old. There are some fairly audacious statements being made about the benefits of turmeric.
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Eating more vegies can protect our health - so how come only seven per cent of us eat enough?
Paula Goodyer Why it's smart to eat protein from plants not just animals.
John von Radowitz A couch potato lifestyle is linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, research has shown.
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer After decades of being told to avoid butter because of its saturated fat content, why is it being hyped as a health food?
Paula Goodyer Depression isn't all in the mind - it can cause changes in the body that raise the risk of heart disease
Look away now
Claims about the healthy and life-extending properties of a much-hyped ingredient in red wine and chocolate are unfounded, research suggests.
Paula Goodyer With the jury still out on the fish oil and prostate cancer link, are fish oil supplements still a good idea for men?
Sarah Berry Why one woman is making it her mission to travel the distance to the moon and back in one year in honour of her mother.
John von Radowitz Scientists in the US have found a striking association between the proportion of daily calories supplied by sugar-laden foods and heart disease death rates
Gary Taubes Before I make another dietary resolution, I’d like to know that what I believe I know about a healthy diet is really so. Is that too much to ask?
Julia Llewellyn Smith A British professor's 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. Then why did it lead to the end of his career?