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Trans-fats' cell death role more direct than previously thought: Study

The action of trans-fatty acids may be more damaging to cells than previously thought, as a study reveals the mechanism by which cell death occurs faster, leading to atherosclerosis, heart...

Food production can weather the storm, say sustainability project leaders

As climate change poses an increasing threat to food security, a project that combines innovation with food growing technologies believes sustainability is possible in this changing environment.

Oral health status weighs heavy amongst the obese: Study

Overweight or obese people are more likely to experience oral complications such as periodontitis, as the consequence of carrying extra weight appears to alter the inflammatory process.

Holistic approach that downplays RCTs best path to optimal nutrition, paper says

A holistic approach to optimal nutrition that would include other research modes beyond RCTs will be the best way to get a handle on the modern plague of obesity, authors...

New EFSA enzyme tool paves way for deeper safety evaluations

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) have revealed a new approach to assessing consumer exposure to food enzymes, tightening up their safety profile in line with current EU law.

Eat more yoghurt for better bones, says study

Higher hip bone density and a reduced risk of osteoporosis have been found to occur after increased consumption of yoghurt in older women and men in Ireland.

Spent coffee grounds: Unlocking a greener biofuel potential

Researchers say the high calorific value of spent coffee grounds could be exploited with a more efficient technique to produce a commercially competitive, greener biofuel.

Western diet increases gout risk, Harvard team warns

A diet plentiful in nuts, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low in salty, red, processed meats and sugary soft drinks may lower the incidence of gout, a BMJ study...

Horsemeat close to becoming staple Spanish food, study claims

Horsemeat close to becoming part of the national Spanish diet, says author of report showing link between environment where horses bred and omega-3 levels.

EFSA: Sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer

Scientific evaluations of sucralose, conducted by The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), find no link between the sweetener and cancer.

Muscles ‘taste’ their way towards regulating blood sugar levels: Mice study

The body's regulation of blood sugar levels is aided by skeletal muscles, a study has identified, in a mechanism that appears to identify its ability to ‘taste’ or ‘sense’ glucose...

Lower pitched voice means larger products, study reveals

We’re all familiar with the saying ‘size matters’ but a new study has found that pitch matters too. 

Interpack 2017

Braskem packaging changes color if a product is unfit for consumption

Thermoplastic resin producer Braskem has partnered with Clemson University in the US and Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS) in Brazil to create intelligent packaging which can change color if...

Interpack 2017

APRIL Robot Chef signs autographs at Interpack

OAL’s APRIL (Automated Processing Robotic Ingredient Loading) Robotic Weighing Station created a buzz at Interpack this week (May 4-10) signing autographs for guests.

Safety fears of synthetic colour additives dispelled by IACM studies

The safety of synthetic colour additives used in soft drinks, cereals and baked goods, were confirmed in a trio of studies as findings appear to back up recent EFSA and...

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Inspecto among winners at UNECE awards

A company that has developed a handheld scanner to detect pesticides in fresh foods has scooped a prize at a start-up competition.

Analysis: Can EFSA ever cut ties with industry?

The consultation for a new policy on independence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) draws to a close this week and campaigners have told FoodNavigator that the final document...

Should the gluten-free craze come to an end? Study thinks so

Gluten-free diets should not be encouraged for those without coeliac disease, as restricting gluten may result in low intake of beneficial nutrients found in whole grains, say researchers.

High fibre pasta set to 'revolutionise' ready meals

Healthier, high-fibre pasta is the newest 'reinvented carbohydrate' with potential for EFSA-backed health claims, says Ulrick & Short.

Research round-up: Salmonella in pork, Listeria in lettuce and stopping aflatoxin

With more than a third of the year gone, we take our fourth look at food safety and quality research.

Food insecurity’s mental toll extends beyond nutritional impact

The uncertainty of where a next meal is coming from is enough to bring about long-term changes to mental health, a global study has determined.

Healthy Profits: Boosting food sales by tailoring the store shopper experience

Small and low cost in-store changes have been shown to increase sales of healthy food, finds a new paper that aims boost sales of produce including fish, fruit and vegetables.

Saturated fats don't increase heart risk? Fat chance, say critics

Saturated fat does not clog up arteries nor increase the chance of a heart attack, according to a team of doctors whose views have triggered a wave of criticism.

Proprietary energy blends may cause heightened effects

Energy drinks trigger ‘life threatening’ heart activity, study suggests

The consumption of caffeinated energy drinks results in significant changes to heart function and blood pressure when compared to other drinks containing the same caffeine content.

Some like it hot: Cayenne pepper curbs appetite and boosts satiety

Adding to cayenne pepper to food can curb hunger, increase satiety and reduce cravings for salty food - but it increases the desire to eat sweet and fatty foods, Danish...

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