Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trump's election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's while promising to curb federal regulations.
While the influence of food corporations on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its 75,000 members has come under greater scrutiny, some see growing sensitivity to ethical and conflict-of-interest issues.
A top economic research organization says Canada's beverage industry will have to do more than rely on recent trends to reach its target for reducing the calories people consume through soft drinks and similar products amid concerns over obesity rates.
The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease -- in part by pointing the finger at fat -- as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents.
It's been known for years that taking folic acid before and during pregnancy can prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida in newborns. But research suggests the B vitamin also appears to lower the risk of some potentially fatal congenital heart defects in children.
If you're not sure of the best way to improve your cardiovascular health, results of a U.S. study suggest that it doesn't matter whether you choose to improve your diet, fitness, or both, as long as you lose weight.