Iron cooking vessels help combat iron deficiency

Go grab a slice of pizza and be liberal with the ketchup. The tomato paste may help prevent many types of cancers

An iodine deficient diet may be responsible for the Neanderthals' disappearance

trace elements, that form a part of human nutrition, are not well understood. These substances, occurring in small amounts (especially in the soil) are usually needed in extremely small measures for

Calcium supplements do not benefit lactating women

A lowfat diet can be as effective as any single drug therapy in checking high blood pressure

There is bad news for the UNICEF's universal salt iodisation programme. Field investigations by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) contradicts the UN body's contention that by next

MORE THAN one-third of China's population suffers from iodine deficiency and two provinces, Xinjiang and Jiangxi, are the worst hit. Five million Chinese are said to be mentally retarded and children

In India Tulika Verma is on a mission to ban junk food from Delhi’s schools – where over one in six schoolchildren are overweight. Western-style diets and processed food are becoming ever more popular in India’s cities, while traditional, healthy, sustainable foods are being forgotten. India’s on the edge of two possible futures: a future that’s well fed and healthy; or a future of ‘Western-style’ diets and a public health epidemic of obesity.

Note: A series of 6 x 25-min films exploring key questions around global food security

The final report of the third National Family Health Survey (nfhs-3) is out, but doubts remain whether it will be used to improve national health policies. Although 100-odd research papers have