Genetically modified crops offer ‘large and significant’ benefits in both developed and developing countries, according to a new meta-analysis.
The global drive toward more meat and dairy consumption could increase diet-related disease and boost greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, but other dietary patterns could provide answers, claims a study...
The EU’s central science agency has rejected a health claim submission linking prunes (Prunus domestica L) with normal bowel function in under-3s for a lack of infant-specific data. A carbohydrate-based claim...
Plant-derived foods have been suggested as preferable to those of animal origin from an environmental perspective as well as for health – but nutrient density must be taken into account,...
It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for increased consumption of sugary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. But just how true...
Lactose intolerant individuals have a decreased risk of developing lung, breast and ovarian cancers, fresh Swedish findings suggest.
Following a Mediterranean style-diet may be better at cutting obesity rates than following diets that involve continually counting calories, say researchers in the UK.
Malnutrition is costing the global economy $3.5 trillion (€2.8trn) a year in both the developing and developed worlds, the biggest ever global survey of nutrition has concluded.
Moderate consumption of sugary drinks has little impact on adolescents' metabolic health, as long as they remain physically active, according to a new trial.
A greater focus on emotional training may be a more effective way of encouraging healthy food choices than nutritional training, according to research.
Participants in a ten-day vegan diet programme saw significant improvements in biomarkers associated with risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders, according to a retrospective study.
Popular commercial diets can aid weight loss in the short term, but the long-term impacts on weight maintenance and heart health remain ‘unclear’, say researchers.
Consumers underestimate calorie counts for, and consume more of, foods from companies with positive corporate responsibility programmes, say researchers.
Green tea, but not black tea, may lower blood pressure, but this effect is cancelled out by smoking, according to a five-year study in China.
The health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean style diet and upping the amount of time spent exercising for a period of just eight weeks can still be seen a...
Past celiac research has focused on gluten wheat proteins as the cause of reactions, but researchers say there may be other non-gluten proteins in wheat also to blame.
Products that display front-of-pack ‘health’ symbols do not have better nutrient profiles than those that do not, a study has suggested.
A new strategy to identify and quantify the levels of polysaccharide used to structure food has been developed by a group of Dutch researchers led by industry giant Unilever.
Finnish dairy Valio has charged itself with educating consumers in Finland and Sweden on the importance of iodine consumption.
Two research papers have revealed a new mechanism that link the consumption of red meat and other foods to an increased risk of heart disease.
Two French entrepreneurs have launched ‘HalalTest’, a portable device that tests food for the presence of pork.
Food and drink manufacturers are planning to lure young engineers away from competing sectors, such as aerospace and automotive, during Tomorrow’s Engineer Week, which started on Monday (November 3).
Innovative systems-based models of NPD must be adopted by small and large players alike if the nutrition industry is to have success in developing functional foods that are backed by...
The effects of poor eating habits on the immune system persist long after dietary habits are improved, according to a new study in mice.
Habitual consumption of fruit juice may be a predictor for high blood pressure, according to new research.