Up to 40% of obesity in children is inherited from parents - irrespective of wealth and social status, new research has found.
The stability of stevia’s sweet-tasting molecule rebaudioside A is adversely affected by light exposure, say researchers, but light-protective packaging could be the answer.
Eating 10 portions (800 g) of fruit and vegetables a day can greatly reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease and could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide, according...
Obesity-related joint discomfort may be eased by a diet that is high in anti-inflammatory foods such as fish, nuts and beans.
As obesity levels continue to rocket in Europe, food industry efforts in reformulating popular foods to reduce fat, salt and sugar levels are making inroads but are unlikely to provide...
When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards...
High fructose intake could increase the incidence of liver disease in adolescents and children, a new study suggests.
Drinks sweetened with high-Reb A stevia may have similar or higher satisfaction ratings than sucrose drinks, but added fibre lowers scores, according to a new sensory and sensation-focused study.
Pre-competitive industry research into fat reduction, high protein foods and new product development (NPD) strategies has been given a £1 million (€1.2m) boost in funding through the UK's research councils....
Titanium dioxide, a common food colouring used in sweets and chewing gum may affect the intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients and protect against harmful pathogens, a study has determined....
The interest in stool transplants or faecal microbial transplants has gathered momentum in recent years giving rise to the concept of faecal biobanks.
Drinking milk to excess may be detrimental to health and could even shorten life span in women, according to Swedish researchers.
Rice flour, a staple ingredient used in commercial gluten-free products, has been suggested to contain increased levels of toxic metals linked to heart and brain disorders.
Manufacturers should favour reduced sugar potatoes, specific storage temperatures and use acrylamide-cutting enzymes to reduce levels of the possible carcinogen, according to one expert.
A high protein intake from any protein dense food regardless of its source - plant or animal - can improve muscle health, according to US researchers.
The type of carbohydrate we eat may affect depression, say scientists who have identified high-GI foods as a risk factor.
Quinoa has the potential to provide a highly nutritious food source to the world’s growing population and a new genetic map can help researchers to breed in useful traits.
A chemical normally used in the canned food industry has been found to interfere with the hormone that controls appetite, raising the prospect of increasing weight gain and obesity.
Unreliable access to affordable, nutritious food has a significant bearing on a child's behaviour, academic performance and emotional well-being, a review has determined.
Eating liquorice while pregnant could harm the baby's cognitive abilities and increase its risk of aggressiveness and depression, according to a Finnish study.
Individuals are piling on excess calories by sweetening or adding spice to their coffee or tea, according to a study from the US.
Billboards pointing out healthy food options could be enough to pull people out of their junk-food obsession, early Australian research suggests.
The Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) has developed a system that uses compounds to validate manuka honey as genuine, after a rise in fake manuka honey was sold in...
Maintaining a healthy weight and heart is as much an issue of meal timing and frequency as it is the meal’s make up, US researchers have found despite a 'skewed...
Lallemand says it has created a unique new extract, Prim Lyfe 175A, which enhances meat and bouillon notes suitable for vegetarian alternatives.