Nutrition

What to eat: Anyone for acid-free snake oil?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

If I were to ask you to name a health problem that affects around seven million people in the UK…

What to eat: Anyone for acid-free snake oil?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The tradition of charlatans with crackpot theories is nothing new, especially in the world of health, although it wasn’t until…

George Cruikshank’s illustration for ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens

Mutton, potatoes and ale – how children ate in the 19th century

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Modern Britain scratches its head over children who are overfed, not underfed, while guilt-ridden mothers stand accused of feeding children…

When healthy eating was a packet of salt-and-vinegar crisps. Golden Wonder, not Walkers

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Oh for the days when a digestive biscuit or a bag of crisps were regarded as health food, says Henry Jeffreys

Sweet and sour: how eating too much sugar affect more than your waistline

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The effect sugar has on our health goes far beyond the size of our waistlines

Not just a fad: the dangerous reality of 'clean eating'

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The ‘clean eating’ revolution is more likely to make you ill than healthy

Stuck at K: we know very little about vitamins except that they’re good for us (in small quantities)

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Before I read this book about vitamins, I thought I knew what it would be like. It would be vaguely…

Don't tax sugar - it doesn't make you fat. Gluttony does

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Obesity isn’t a matter of addiction. It’s a question of self-control