Home > Diet and nutrition > News News All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety Healthy eating may lower dementia risk A new study found that those who eat most fruits, vegetables and fish are least likely to show cognitive decline as they grow older. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » WATCH: KFC staff hosing down chicken Portion sizes: getting it right #FeedADream campaign fuels the dreams of poor kids The Peninsula School Feeding Association launches the #FeedADream campaign to help the underprivileged kids in the feeding scheme to fulfil their dreams. Body fat helps to regulate appetite and other processes Diet Doc explains how body fat is not just a heap of inactive lard, but a highly active metabolic powerhouse that drives many different body processes. Europe faces ballooning obesity crisis The increasing burden of overweight and obesity, mainly caused by lifestyle factors, is becoming a serious problem in European countries. Don't buy expired products, urges consumer watchdog The National Consumer Commission has called on consumers not to buy products with damaged packaging or lapsed expiry dates. Obese people may be more sensitive to food smells A small UK study found that obese people were better at detecting chocolate odour than a non-obese group and also rated the odour as more pleasant. “ Latest comment on Health24 Anders Borg says... After some experimenting, Quorn is what I like the most as a direct replacement for meat. I'm not so fond of the sausages (they taste of iron?), but I very much like the strips... Quorn: the pros and cons ” No Diet Day – stay clear of fad diets! Dieters, starve yourselves no more, because today, 6 May 2015, is International No Diet Day! Irresponsible dieting could be damaging to your health and the experts recommend that we stay away from fad diets. How 'brown fat' helps you lose weight DietDoc explains how the ratio of 'white' to 'brown' fat in our bodies influences the rate at which we burn fat. Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig beat other diet plans Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss programmes – Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig – can boast scientific evidence showing their clients maintain weight loss for at least a year. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Healthy ears » A middle-ear microphone Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous The gift of hearing The strangest things found in people's ears Doctors have found some very weird things in patients' ears. We look at 7 strange things found in human ears . . . Live allergy free » 10 dog breeds for allergy sufferers Strange allergy cures Managing seasonal allergies Bust those allergies! All you need to know about relieving seasonal allergies.