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?
Sarah Berry People are throwing out the baby with the bathwater when they avoid fruit in their diets.
Bridie Smith It's grim news for coffee addicts who like to keep themselves in shape. Scientists from Western Australia have found that drinking too much of the popular brew can slow the metabolism and lead to...
Paula Goodyer Acupuncture shows promise for symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and menopause
A poor diet and a lack of exercise may not be the only reasons why some people are more likely to keep putting on weight, writes Melissa Davey.
Cuckoo for coconut
Graham Osborne Do health claims about the once-maligned coconut oil and its trendy sibling, coconut water, stand up to scrutiny?
Paula Goodyer We all know that carrying too many extra kilos can increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, so why is it that up to 30 per cent of us can be very overweight yet have healthy hearts and...
Chew on this
Paula Goodyer Why being overweight isn't always a passport to heart disease and diabetes.
Annabel Ross What's naturally sweet, low-calorie and good for you too?
Paula Goodyer We all know walking is good for us, but have we overrated its power to help us lose weight?
Rachel Browne Claims about consumer products will need rigorous scientific backing under proposed regulations.
Paula Goodyer When weight loss is frustratingly slow, a faster workout can help.
Susannah Singh Sufferers have more pregnancy problems but they remain fertile for longer.
Teresa Cutter What a woman eats during pregnancy will affect not only her health but also the growth and development of her baby.
Get up, stand up
Nick Galvin Congratulations you are sticking with your New Year's resolution to work out a couple of times a week. And you are also playing social soccer and going for a few walks and the odd run, too.
Recently an American doctor called Robert Lustig has been calling for laws that restrict sugar as if it were alcohol or tobacco.
Paula Goodyer Am I getting enough iron, folate or calcium? Is this food safe? These are the things mums-to-be think about when it comes to eating during pregnancy.
Paula Goodyer Healthy blood sugar levels in pregnancy can help kids grow up leaner.
A new wave of cardiovascular disease is looming thanks to Australia's young but bulging waistlines, writes Helen Signy.