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# diet - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people

A Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing, according to a UCC study.

# diet - Monday 2 September, 2019

Teenage 'fussy eater' left blind by poor diet

The boy’s diet consisted of French fries, Pringles, white bread, processed ham slices and sausages.

# diet - Friday 5 April, 2019

'We shouldn't be defensive about debate led by young people': Bruton defends stance on 'Meatless Monday' teaching pack

The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.

# diet - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'When we tried to explain PKU to people in the past, they'd say we were mad, things are different now'

People with this rare genetic condition need to maintain strict low-protein diets.

# diet - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!

With the majority of Irish adults overweight and children’s tooth decay on the rise, its time to think about the real cost giving sugary gifts, writes Mary McCarthy.

# diet - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Poll: Do you plan to cut back on the amount of red meat you eat? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to cut back on the amount of red meat you eat?

The EAT-Lancet Commission recommends that the consumption of red meat and sugar should halve by 2050.

Red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 to save planet, scientists warn

The EAT-Lancet Commission warned that major changes are needed over the next three decades.

# diet - Monday 24 December, 2018

Indigestion at Christmas time - that is your stomach crying out for a break

Use of indigestion medication can lead to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins and could start a vicious cycle. Heed the warning signs and try improving your diet instead, writes Ciara Wright.

# diet - Thursday 22 November, 2018

From The42 Extra weights sessions and focused diet put Kilcoyne in a happy place Hungry

Extra weights sessions and focused diet put Kilcoyne in a happy place

The 29-year-old loosehead prop is set to feature for Ireland against the US on Saturday.

# diet - Friday 2 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Eating this mineral in pregnancy - and before conception - can boost how your child's brain develops'

The evidence is very clear and yet we are among the countries in the world that is most deficient in this mineral, writes

# diet - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# diet - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain? The Sugarcubes This post contains videos

Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain?

We tried to find the average sugar content in some popular food items.

# diet - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

A low-calorie diet with meat could reduce heart attack risk just as much as a vegetarian one

New research into the effetive of nutrition on heart health has been published.

# diet - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

# diet - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Donald Trump has no cognitive problems - but should eat less fat and exercise more

Trump asked for the cognitive test.

# diet - Friday 29 December, 2017

Ditch the diet: 'Your plan for 2018 should be not to make grand plans'

Concentrate on making small steps and you are less likely to become overwhelmed and throw in the towel, writes nutritionist Ciara Wright.

# diet - Friday 20 October, 2017

'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers'

People with PKU, a rare genetic disorder, are fighting for access to medication.

# diet - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

In 1975, one in every 100 Irish children was obese. Now, it's one in every 10

Rates of child and adolescent obesity are highest (over 30%) in some islands in Polynesia.

# diet - Monday 25 September, 2017

A fruit snack, a glass of milk: Salty or sugary school meals won't get funding

Schools are recommended to serve water and milk to children as part of the programme.

# diet - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study

The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.

# diet - Monday 12 June, 2017

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 people worldwide - study

Researchers said there was a worrying rise in the number of obese children across the world.

# diet - Sunday 14 May, 2017

People with cancer being sold idea of 'healing diets' that can damage their chances of survival

‘People who lose weight during cancer treatment do not live as long and weight loss is preventable.’

# diet - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Three doctors recently claimed saturated fat doesn't clog arteries. Their claim doesn't stand up'

Scientific studies vary hugely in quality, writes dietitian Janis Morrissey.

# diet - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Gluten-free life: 'It's disheartening when gluten-free diets are slammed by the media as a fad'

The nature of my coeliac disease means I am highly sensitive and cross-contamination with gluten is a huge risk for me, writes Aoife O’Neill.

# diet - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Maia Dunphy: 'I’d feel my IBS coming on like a spasm and I’d have to go home'

We need to get people talking about IBS and remove the stigma, writes Maia Dunphy.

# diet - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Kellogg's spent millions to attack calls to limit sugar - but are cereals that unhealthy?

Some cereals have plenty of sugar, but Kellogg’s has funded research to argue that health guidelines on sugar are incorrect.

# diet - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Ten-a-day? 'How to sneak in more veg without feeling you're living on rabbit food'

Any increase in the amount of veggies you’re eating will stand to you, writes nutritionist Ciara Wright.

# diet - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Questions raised over how schools are chosen for government meals scheme

A Sinn Féin TD says that although the announcement is welcome, the DEIS scheme is a blunt tool to identify disadvantage.

# diet - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Sugar-free drinks won't help you lose weight

New research says there is no solid evidence to support claims the drinks help prevent obesity.

# diet - Thursday 22 December, 2016

7 simple hacks for a healthier lifestyle

Little changes, big results.

# diet - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Ad for slimming tablets banned after complaint it showed women who were too thin

The ASAI said that the ad mustn’t be shown in its current form again.

# diet - Friday 19 August, 2016

Is it safe to raise your child on a vegan diet?

Consultant dietitian Sarah Keogh argues children can be raised vegan, but it requires a lot of hard work from the parents.

# diet - Friday 12 August, 2016

Poll: Should parents who impose a vegan diet on their children be sanctioned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents who impose a vegan diet on their children be sanctioned?

A new bill facing the Italian parliament could see such parents facing jail time for failing to provide an adequate diet for their children.

# diet - Thursday 11 August, 2016

New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children

The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.

# diet - Friday 24 June, 2016

Domini Kemp: Managing my diet helped me to take control of my cancer diagnosis

Domini Kemp describes how diet and exercise help empower her to manage her health after being diagnosed with breast cancer

# diet - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Former pupils of St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls eat like it's 1851

It’s for a very good cause….

# diet - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'If I do break my diet I would be very sick" - living with coeliac disease isn't easy

We spoke to two people whose lives changed as a result of their diagnosis.

# diet - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

From The42 Here's what you need to eat to be The Mountain in Game of Thrones Man Mountain

Here's what you need to eat to be The Mountain in Game of Thrones

Hafthor Bjornsson eats more before 10am than most eat in a day.

# diet - Friday 1 January, 2016

'New Year’s resolutions are based on the notion of guilt. I don’t see the point'

Let’s face it New Year’s resolutions aren’t about wellness. Why begin every New Year on a downer and with a creeping sense of failure?

# diet - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Operation Transformation picks its first leaders for new series

The show will get underway again in the new year.

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