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New UK research shows food labels too complicated for most shoppers to understand

Empowering people to make good decisions at mealtimes starts with shoppers knowing what’s in the food they’re buying.
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Why cheese may help control your blood sugar

A growing body of evidence suggests that people who eat lots of cheese do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi during the manifesto release | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi, Sonia’s Rae Bareli & Maneka-Varun’s Pilibhit rank low on nutrition

On child nutrition, legislators trusted over repeated terms or across generations have failed the Indian voter.

When you die, it won’t be an egg that killed you

One of the biggest flaws of studies like the egg study is that these aren’t constructed in a way that would help people make better choices.

Scientists got it wrong, breakfast is not the most important meal of the day

Lacking a regular breakfast routine kept our ancient ancestors lean, and modern day research says it could even lead to weight loss.
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An app that nudges people to eat their veggies only works with a human touch

Face-to-face and hands-on training matters just as much as the quality of our software and interface – maybe even more.
Horlicks products displayed at grocery store in West Bengal | Sanjit Das/ Bloomberg

Indians gladly drink up Horlicks promise of ‘taller, stronger, sharper’. But for how long?

The malty empire of Horlicks will stay in India, but will it grow is the question.
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Delayed breakfast and an early dinner can help you lose body fat

Increasing evidence support the idea that our metabolic health is not just regulated by what we eat, but also when we eat.

Nestle wants your DNA to personalise your nutrition

A new Nestle programme could provide the firm with a wealth of data about customers’ wellness and diet using AI and DNA testing.
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Harvard professor claims coconut oil ‘pure poison’. Don’t take her word for it just yet

Karin Michels says coconut oil ranks among the top worst foods one can eat, but studies in the West make a compelling case for the oil as a 'superfood'.

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Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.