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Eating fruits and vegetables every day can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by 20 percent, a World Health Organization (WHO) study showed.

Twelve-year-old Gayatri from a school in Kandivli is a backbencher. Not only are her scores low, but she is also overweight for her age and hence made to sit at the back of the class.

Melbourne: A new Australian study has found that pregnant rats who were fed a diet of junk food produced offsprings with a taste for sweet and salty treats, a research that can have implications fo

Junk food, in all its tasty and tempting forms, will soon be on its way out of school canteens.

Bite into that burger, chug that cola, drizzle that honey at your own risk.

Labels on packaged foods may not always carry totally correct information, finds
Saheli Mitra

It is not in the interest of food companies to advertise what their products contain, but it is in our interest to know

Junk food is junk by its very definition. But how bad is it and what is it that companies do not tell people about this food? This is what the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) laboratory checked. The results were both predictable and alarming. Equally predictable was the response of big food companies and their spokespersons — denials and dismissals. But they are missing the point.

LUCKNOW: The higher education directorate on Wednesday circulated government of India advisory on discouraging consumption of junk food among students in higher education institutions.

Amritsar: New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) releasing negative results in March after testing 16 major food brands, including Nestle's Maggi noodles, McDonald's, KFC, Haldira

AHMEDABAD: A fund for public health should be created by levying specific taxes on tobacco, alcohol, petrol and junk foods, believes Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) faculty Dileep Mavalankar.

"Taxes should also be levied on any food item that has more than 10% sugar or fat and has high salt content and accrued to the fund for public health," said Mavalankar in response to a proposal of increasing public expenditure on health suggested by High Level Expert Group (HLEG) appointed by National Planning Commission. He was speaking at a function here organized by India Health Progress on Monday.