The Russian government is considering imposing a tax on palm oil and sugary drinks in a bid to fill state coffers and improve public health, according to reports.
Unless wide, sweeping investments are made in better water management, the world could face a 40% global water deficit in less than 15 years, warns a report by Rabobank.
The interaction between genes linked with obesity and environmental upbringing is likely to determine healthy or unhealthy food choices in adult life, Canadian researchers have stated.
Including barley in the diet can improve blood sugar levels and help control hunger pangs in a surprising yet promisingly short period of time, say Swedish researchers.
A walnut-rich, higher-fat diet results in favourable changes to lipid levels associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease in overweight women, a study supported by the California Walnut Commission has suggested.