Food industry ‘tinkering’ with sugar content while foods and drinks remain relatively high in sugar may detract from more basic sugar reduction strategies, warns a public health expert.
France’s largest soft drinks firms including Coke and Pepsi have committed to cutting sugar in added sugar soft drinks by an average of 5% in 2015, but the former tells...
A high-profile US meta study suggests people naturally tailor their coffee intake to experience caffeine’s optimal effects, while genetic factors linked to higher consumption likely increase coffee metabolism.
New research led by Du Pont Industrial Biosciences concludes that enzyme technology currently used with maize and wheat could be applied far more widely to cassava root starch to produce...
A low-carb diet may be superior to a low-fat diet in improving the health-related quality of life for type 2 diabetes sufferers, new Swedish research suggests.
Confectioners’ products are at a greater risk of fungal spoilage when using clean label or alcohol free chocolate confectionery fillings, according to researchers.
Multiple exposures to lower salt foods could encourage consumers to prefer them, even when they are consuming a high salt diet, according to new research.
Non-digestible compounds found in some types of apples, and especially in Granny Smith apples, could help to fight obesity by re-establishing the balance of a disturbed microbiota, say researchers.
Specific gut bacteria found in humans could increase the risk of obesity when consuming fat-rich foods, according to new data.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has begun testing for the presence of soy in wheat flour mills across the country.
It is no surprise that food advertising causes people to think about food – but new research suggests food ads may prompt overweight and obese people to overeat.
Pregnant women who eat organic vegetables regularly may face a lower risk of pregnancy complication pre-eclampsia than those who don’t, according to a Norwegian study.
Extruded snacks made from colored-flesh potatoes have antioxidant levels two to three times higher than regular potato varieties, a study finds.
Researchers are backing the use of pea dextrin as a clean label solution to masking off-flavours generated by lipid oxidation products.
Science should look beyond LDL cholesterol and saturated fat, which have dominated cardiovascular research until now, towards other contributing factors and a food-group approach to guidelines, according to one researcher.
Flavonoids can effectively reduce acrylamide formation and there are low-cost methods of measuring the antioxidant activity to optimize impact, claim researchers.
A new approach to flavour formulation, which focuses on reproducing the complex concoction of molecules generated through slow cooking, could provide industry with a new generation of natural and clean...
A significant proportion of Scottish adults and children show evidence of low vitamin D levels, according to new data from the UK national diet and nutrition survey (NDNS).
Both high and low levels of mental wellbeing may be associated with an individual's fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has introduced an ‘e-service’ to speed applications for health claims and food and feed additives.
Hi-oleic and regular peanuts suppress energy intake better than potato chips and are therefore a preferred snack for weight management, researchers say.
Dutch research organisation TNO is working with industry partners on a pilot scale algae refining plant with potential in omega-3s, proteins and antioxidants.
Sweeteners in foods and drinks could be causing an increased risk of metabolic diseases by changing the way our gut bacteria interact with the body, says a new study.
Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.
Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something which has been surprisingly well received by the public, its senior researcher says. ...