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Swap out red meat but keep the fatty fish to reduce heart risk, says study

Switching red meat for vegetables or potatoes could significantly lower your risk of myocardial infarction, but swapping out fatty fish for veggies could increase your risk, say researchers.

Latest research bolsters soy's benefits as estrogenic concerns recede, article asserts

The research into the health benefits of soy foods continues to accumulate while the concerns about the legume’s purported estrogenic effects abate, according to a recent review article.

‘Yo-yo diet’ weight gain may be caused by gut bacteria

Rapid post-diet weight gain, often referred to as yo-yo dieting, could be a result of obesogenic gut bacteria which remain even after weight loss, say researchers who hope their findings...

A handful of nuts a day reduces major disease risk: Review

Eating at least 20 grams of nuts a day could cut the chances of dying from respiratory disease by about a half and diabetes by nearly 40%, researchers say.

Fresh study suggests saturated fat could be good for you

The debate saturated fat continues as a new diet intervention study from Norway suggests that high consumption of sat fats could bring benefits.

Snack manufacturers advised to target parents about omega-3’s brain benefits for children

Omega-3 consumption is on the rise, but consumers are still not completely convinced of their benefits and manufacturers need to be motivated to address this.

R&D

Nestlé develops natural method to cut sugar in chocolate by 40%

Nestlé plans to introduce a faster-dissolving sugar across some of its confectionery range from 2018.

Emulsifier combination backed for ‘optimal’ eggless cake

A combination of emulsifiers and whey protein concentrate could be used to totally replace egg in cake products, suggest researchers.

Future food: Could edible bee larvae help feed the world by 2050?

The edible larvae and pupae of honey bees has a ‘nutty’ flavour, high nutritional value and protein quality similar to beef, say researchers.

Ultrasound technique could produce new functional egg white proteins

Combining high-intensity ultrasound with the enzymatic treatment of egg whites could produce new ‘added-value’ egg white protein hydrolysates that are attractive to the food and nutrition industry, say researchers.

Findings point to risk from saturated fats outside some reduction guidelines

Harvard-Unilever study confirms link between sat fats, heart disease & importance of reformulation

There is an association between intakes of individual saturated fats and the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new analysis of data that underlines the importance of switching...

Lab meat heads for the market: A look at the history and future of in-vitro meat

With rapidly increasing research, falling production prices and greater publicity for lab-grown meat, 'in-vitro' technology looks set to come onto the market in the next...

High-fat teenage diet linked to mental disorders in later life

A high-fat diet may have consequences on mental health in later life, according to a recent mouse study. "A careful nutritional balance during this sensitive period is pivotal," says the lead researcher....

Customer-centric innovations more likely to hit the mark

Putting the consumer’s need at the heart of innovation will pay big dividends for food manufacturers.

ISA: Mechanism ‘not plausible’ to explain aspartame’s role in weight loss

A mechanism found to explain why aspartame prevents weight loss in humans is "not plausible" according to the International Sweeteners Association (ISA).

News in brief

Funding sought for nutrition phone app research

A University of Hohenheim researcher is seeking investment for a project investigating the role of mobile phone apps in promoting better nutrition through behavioural change.

Can aspartame prevent weight loss? Sugar substitute hinders enzyme, says study

A biological process to explain why aspartame does not promote weight loss has been proposed by US researchers, who found the sugar substitute promoted weight gain in mice. 

Are you targetting the right 'consumer type' for meat alternatives?

One size does not fit all when marketing meat alternatives, say researchers. Manufacturers need to decide whether they should target price conscious consumers, healthy eaters, taste driven individuals, eco-friendly greens, organic shoppers or vegetarians....

A spoonful of sugar? Teens consume a bathtub full a year through sugary drinks

Teenagers in the UK consume around 77 litres of sugary drinks every year – enough to fill a bathtub, according to "shocking" results of a survey.

Making microalgae big: Scaling up production is key to food security success

Microalgae is often held up as the most promising sustainable protein that can feed a growing world population - but first production needs to be scaled up on industrial levels....

Mission possible: Most reformulation does not impact consumer acceptance

The majority of reformulation to lower levels of sugar, salt and fat has no impact on consumer acceptance or willingness to pay, says a new EU-backed study.

Study shows how stevia may harness additional commercial benefits

A new study has highlighted some of the lesser-known properties in stevia - one of which has anti-obesity potential - that could provide extra commercial benefits in addition to its...

Thinfilm to authenticate olive oil packaging

Thin Film Electronics is running trials with Italian olive oil brands based on its Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Healthy breakfast may prevent childhood obesity

Missing breakfast and a lack of sleep both appear to accurately predict whether a child will become overweight or obese in later life, a University College London (UCL) study has...

Fighting food waste with the right price discount

Selling wonky vegetables or a dented tin on tomatoes at a discount can help reduce food waste - but the price reduction must be aligned with the product and its...

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