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# Diet

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# gut feeling
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.
# Eat Your Greens
Teenage 'fussy eater' left blind by poor diet
The boy’s diet consisted of French fries, Pringles, white bread, processed ham slices and sausages.
# Farming
'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The Irish Farmers Association want the teaching pack withdrawn or amended.
# low protein diet
'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.
Voices
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.
# Your Say
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.
# high steaks
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.
Voices
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.
# 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.
Voices
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
# Growing up in Ireland
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.
# the sugarcubes
Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain?
We tried to find the average sugar content in some popular food items.
# Heart Health
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.
# food consumption
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.
# Medically speaking
Donald Trump has no cognitive problems - but should eat less fat and exercise more
Trump asked for the cognitive test.
Voices
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.
# pku
'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.
# global problem
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.
# tackling obesity
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.
# the food pyramid
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.
# worrying trend
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.
# no evidence
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.’
Voices
'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.
Voices
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.
Voices
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.
# sugary diet
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.
Voices
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.
# breakfast time
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
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.
# sponsored by lidl
7 simple hacks for a healthier lifestyle
Little changes, big results.
# no weigh no weigh
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.
Voices
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.
# Your Say
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
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.
Voices
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
# Seven Day Challenge
Former pupils of St Mary’s School for Deaf Girls eat like it's 1851
It’s for a very good cause….
# gluten-free life
'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.
# 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.
Voices
'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?
# healthy living
Operation Transformation picks its first leaders for new series
The show will get underway again in the new year.