The Ireland Rugby Squad’s Cian Healy would not score well on the BMI scale.  Photograph: Cian Healy

Next time you see the Irish rugby team run out onto the hallowed turf of the Aviva Stadium, bear in mind you have just witnessed 15 highly-paid overwe(...)

Popular fads and ‘myths’ about nutrition and exercise are having a serious impact on the public’s health, speakers at a food industry conference have warned. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Popular fads and “myths” about nutrition and exercise are having a serious impact on the public’s health, speakers at a food industry conference have (...)

Fibre provides a source of energy for the friendly probiotic bacteria living in the large intestine that in turn may help to boost the immune system

Fibre is a vital but often forgotten nutrient for health. It plays a role in digestion and in reducing our risk of heart disease, diabetes and colo(...)

Herb and lemon fish and prawn casserole.

There’s an old saying that fish is good for the brain. This was not based on scientific evidence but presumably on “wise observation” over generations(...)