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Error in protective response post-meal may lead to diabetes, says Swiss team

Malfunction of the inflammatory response after a meal could be a cue for metabolic disorders such as diabetes as doctors identify its differing roles in dealing with pathogens and excess...

Insect innovation: Getting the right flavour and texture for your product

As Switzerland prepares to legalise three insect species for food, we talk to one Finnish researcher on the best ways to process mealworms and crickets to get the optimal flavour and texture profile....

Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says

Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study.

Post-exercise protein cuts later food intake: Study

Consuming a whey protein drink after exercise cuts later energy consumption and eating rate compared to consuming a carbohydrate drink among lean men, according to a study.

Lower calorie sugar types may not make a difference to health: Rat study

Switching to a ‘healthier’ low calorie sugar may not lessen the risk of developing health conditions as trials comparing two common sugars found other factors involved in long-term health risks.

Peed piper: Urine fine to define dietary kind

Researchers in Britain have developed a urine test which can distinguish between different diets, potentially allowing a person’s health to be assessed more effectively than through food surveys.

Inuit microbiome study could shed further light influence of nutrition and modern diet on health

While the gut bacteria of indigenous Inuit populations are ‘broadly similar’ to modern Western populations, subtle differences that distinguish the two could help researchers understand how diet impacts our health...

Path to obesity explained by response to ‘natural cannabis’: Mouse study

The body’s ability to produce its own ‘natural cannabis’ may be responsible for fueling the chronic overconsumption of foods high in sugar and fat that contribute to the obesity epidemic....

Greenpeace calls for ban on neonicotinoids after publishing new study

Greenpeace is calling on EU policy makers for a complete ban on neonicotinoid pesticides as its latest report shows the harmful effects on pollinators. 

High red meat intake a risk factor for an inflamed gut: Harvard study

The consumption of red meat might be a dietary risk factor in the onset and progression of a common inflammatory bowel condition, according to Harvard researchers.

Cooking confidence a main driver in ready-meal purchases

The purchase of pre-packaged, processed foods may be as much to do with an individual’s self confidence in preparing a nutritious meal as it is with convenience and cost. ...

Sugar changes to Eatwell Guide are ‘large’ but worthwhile: Oxford study

Reducing sugar consumption in line with recommendations set out in the Eatwell Guide, are likely to extend the average life expectancy by around six months according to Oxford University researchers.

Cracking cognition: Moderate egg consumption may boost certain brain functions

Eating eggs can improve aspects of cognition, according to research that also concludes neither high intake of cholesterol or eggs are associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s...

Portion control tools a ‘simple and inexpensive strategy’ to tackle obesity

Defining portion sizes using tools such as special tableware can help promote modest weight loss among obese people who are following a strict dietary plan, say Cambridge scientists.

Barbecued meat appears to cut post-cancer survival time: Study

Breast cancer survivors are advised to steer clear of grilled, barbecued and smoked meat as findings have established a link between these cooking methods and a decrease in survival time,...

Catch 22: Sustainable fishing produces massive carbon emissions

Whilst smaller scale sustainable fishing practices protect the oceans from depletion of marine life, they are vastly more detrimental to the environment, say researchers

GM NK603 corn research generates debate in Europe and the US

Design of GMO corn 'equivalence' study flawed: US animal scientist

A new study on GM corn, involving French researcher Séralini, whose previous work has generated controversy, has spurred scientific debate on both sides of the Atlantic.

Mediterranean diet linked to increased brain volume, say scientists

The traditional Mediterranean diet of fruit and vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life, say researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Obese parents could burden offspring with developmental delays: Study

Having an obese mother or father could affect the motor and social skills of a growing child, as a study lays bare the consequences of obesity on the next generation....

The next generation of food tech? Nobel Laureates discuss future of food

The Nobel Foundation’s ‘Your plate, our planet’ event featured talks by start-ups boasting the world changing power of new food technologies like ‘food computers’ and tropical weather forecasting.

Nutritionally ‘aggressive’ feeding strategy boosts premature baby health

An 'aggressive' approach to boost protein, vitamins, electrolytes and calcium can help development and growth of premature babies, researchers have found.

Scandalous! Consumers jaded by food scandal media coverage

Media coverage of food scandals affects consumption, but desensitisation and the force of consumer habits may present challenges for food regulators, according to researchers.

Screen time contributes to Santa-like waistlines: Study

Gifts given from the heart this Christmas may not be good for waistlines as a study identifies popular presents such smartphones, tablets and video games as contributing to obesity rates...

Eating red meat to excess appears not to raise heart attack risk

Exceeding recommended levels of red meat does not seem to make a difference to blood pressure and blood cholesterol - at least in the short-term, a review has concluded.

Obese parents triple obese offspring risk, experts warn

EarlyNutrition, a project comprised of 36 international research institutions, has released its final report following five years of investigation. The report sends a grave warning to parents and those planning...

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