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# Diet

All time
Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too
A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.
# juicy
Drinking two glasses of fruit juice a day is actually pretty bad for you
A survey by the UK’s health body found that breakfast cereals are pushing children’s sugar levels over the recommended limits.
# Fitness
9 fitness freaks you should be following on Instagram
Because online photo sharing can be about more than just duckface and dessert.
# lady in green
Rosanna Davison goes topless for St Patrick's Day PETA campaign
In the nip.
# meaty wrongness
Claim that high protein diets are as bad as smoking dismissed as 'PR hype'
The NHS has released a detail take-down of the claim that appeared in news reports earlier this week.
# Wheated Out
Burton accused of 'sleveen' move in axing diet supplement payment
Joan Burton says the Diet Supplement Scheme is no longer needed because specialists foods are more freely available.
# not made from people
This formula has the potential to change what the world considers to be “food”
Containing all the nutrients the human body needs (in theory), Soylent could save us time, money, and even combat world hunger.
# the hunger
8 acts of potential sabotage you face the minute you start a 'new lifestyle plan'
It’s as though the world wants you to fail.
# Diet
Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...
We don’t think it will be the new Atkins.
# future diets
Cases of obesity in developing countries 'more than triples' over 28 years
A new report from the Overseas Development Institute details how one in three adults worldwide are now obese.
# State Papers
Cornflakes and Ribena among foods banned during Mugabe's 1983 visit to Ireland
State papers have revealed Mrs Mugabe’s dietary requirements.
# meat sweats
8 signs the diet starts TOMORROW
No, seriously. Ah sure go on, another Pringle then.
# Om nom nom
Japanese man stole $185k to feed his cats a luxury diet of fresh fish and chicken
No cheap can food for these felines.
# Diet
Are sports supplements worth the risk for young players?
The IRFU’s Performance Nutritionist, Ruth Wood-Martin, joined us to explain her concerns over supplementation.
# student diet
College students can pre-order week's dinners online for €10*
*The only catch is they have to cook it themselves.
# You are what you eat
The strange diet Novak Djokovic follows to be the world's number 1 tennis player
Warm water. Lots and lots of warm water.
# You are what you eat
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is on a crazy diet for his new film role
Hang on, which Tesco do you get the Nemean lion blood in?
# tofu rage
The 14 most annoying things about being vegetarian
Go on, ask me if I wear leather shoes ONE MORE TIME.
# Children
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy could adversely affect children’s mental development
Even mild or moderate iodine deficiency during pregnancy could have a “significant” affect on the cognitive development of a child, according to new research.
# Child obesity
HSE childhood obesity services "sparse or non existent" across country
Calls have been made for the retail sector to remove vending machines from schools and the watershed for the advertisement of high fat foods to be increased to 9pm.
# watch your mouth
What overeating does to your body
You know it’s not good… but do you know the specifics?
# fast diet
So, what is the Fast Diet? (And here's 5 other diets we once loved)
The Fast Diet is the latest popular diet on the scene, but what is it exactly?
# Health
Forget the New Year's diet? Being slightly 'overweight' extends your life
A study of three million people has found that those with a BMI classing them as ‘overweight’ actually live for longer.
8 New Year's resolutions and 6 tips on sticking to them
What are you promising to change, learn or do better in 2013?
Column: 8 ways to change your life in 2013
Want to make a fresh start this year? Margaret Mara offers some tips on how to go about it.
Column: What are the real dangers in our eating habits?
There’s a key problem with most of our diets – and we probably don’t even realise it, writes Sarah Keogh.
# Japan
Japan set to elect fifth new prime minister in five years
Shinzo Abe, who was already prime minister for a year in 2006, will return to power in a landslide victory.
# Meaty
Breakfast of champions: here's what Ireland's top male swimmer got stuck into this morning
Barry Murphy is in action at the National Short Course Championships in Lisburn this weekend.
# Junk Food
Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries
Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.
# Odd appetites
You are what you eat? 10 of the strangest sports diets
It’s not all about healthy living, according to this lot.
# Junk Food
Does a junk food diet lower children's IQ?
A new study found that a predominantly processed food diet at the age of three was associated with a lower IQ at the age of 8.5.
# walnuts
Walnuts 'improve sperm health' in men, say researchers
A study on men consuming a ‘Western-style’ diet showed that eating 75gm of walnuts a day improved sperm vitality.
# good for you
20 'superfoods' that everyone went bonkers over
From fruits and nuts to grains and seaweed, what benefits do these so called superfoods have to offer?
# Recessionomics
Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day
As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…
# Behind The Scenes
Cooking to feed Trap's army: FAI head chef takes us into the Montecatini kitchen
Ever wondered what the lads tuck into when they’re in camp? Wonder no more.
Column: Ireland needs to ditch dieting because it isn't working. Here's why.
Kids across the country are seeing their parents spending time, energy and money on yo-yo diets and gimmicks. This isn’t good for them, writes Deirdre Cowman.
# Cancer
Wearing a tight bra? Public greatly misinformed about cancer risks
A significant portion of the Irish population believe wearing a tight bra, a blow to the breasts and mobile phone usage are cancer risks.
# No Pigskin
NFL star gets career boost after losing four stone on vegan diet
Deuce Lutui from Tonga has changed to ‘a mostly animal-free’ eating regime and loving life at the Seattle Seahawks.
# London2012
British doctors blast McDonalds' Olympic sponsorship
The fast food chain will open a two-story restaurant that seats 1,500 customers at Olympic Park.
# ballet
Legendary ballet school denies claims of 'rife' anorexia
A former prima ballerina at Milan’s La Scala theatre had said one in five dancers suffered from the eating disorder.