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Mangos may lower blood sugar in obese adults: Study

Consumption of freeze-dried mango may reduce blood glucose levels for obese individuals, according to researchers. 

Fruit consumption could slash heart disease risk by 40%

Daily fruit consumption could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to new research.

ENSA: Soy-breast cancer study not reflective of ‘state of scientific knowledge’

The soy industry has hit back at a recent study that suggested soy supplementation could worsen rather than ameliorate breast cancer by influencing gene behaviour.

Smokers consuming too much sodium may have greater rheumatoid arthritis risk: Study

Smokers who consume high amounts of sodium may have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a Swedish study.

Eating can be addictive - but sugar and fat are not like drugs: Review

People can become addicted to the process of eating but not to consuming specific foods like those high in sugar or fat, according to research.

Eating habits and body fat related to differences in brain chemistry

Individual differences in the chemistry of our brains in may play a governing role in eating behaviours and could be related to the risk of obesity, say researchers.

Global food trade may not meet future demands, warn researchers

Modelling of global food trade networks has suggested thatpopulation growth coupled with changes to growing conditions from climate change could mean that global trade networks will not be able to...

Food industry flour exposure found to be the main cause of occupational asthma in France

Exposure of food industry workers to flour has been found to be main cause of occupational asthma in France, according to new research.

Kids’ food cravings are stronger than adults, but easier to control

Children have stronger baseline food cravings than adolescents and adults, but are also able to better manage these cravings, according to new research.

‘Expect the unexpected’ when inspecting food, FERA tells industry following Elliott Review

The food industry needs to take a holistic approach when examining supply chains and not just target specific contaminant risks, the UK government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) has...

Sweet perception: ‘High intensity’ sweeteners are not that sweet or intense, suggests study

The taste of common sweeteners is often described as being much more intense than sugar, however new research has suggested that these sugar substitutes are not perceived to be any...

Little difference between diets, it's the sticking that counts: Research

All diets have similar effects and people should concentrate less on choosing a specific one and more on how to last longer following it, Canadian research has suggested. 

SODA GIANT DITCHES 'TRIED AND TESTED' GDA LABELING RIVAL

Coke passes green for 'Go!' with UK traffic light nutrition labeling

Coca-Cola Enterprises today pulled a U-turn by adopting the UK Government’s voluntary front-of-pack ‘traffic light’ nutrition labeling scheme – ditching the EU-wide GDA system it had praised as ‘tried and...

Gluten-free products must address celiac metabolic disorders, warns researcher

Gluten-free manufacturers should develop products according to metabolic disorders common among celiacs; improving the nutritional profile and lowering glycemic load, says a nutrition expert.

Acrylamide cancer risk highlighted by EFSA infographic

Worries about acrylamide posing a bigger cancer risk than previously thought have led the food watchdog the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to issue cooking advice to consumers.

Patent Watch

Givaudan files patent for MSG-free umami

Givaudan has developed a compound blend that creates an acceptable umami impression in food and beverages, enabling elimination or reduction of monosodium glutamate (MSG).

No great change to acrylamide and furan levels, says FSA safety report

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) detects ‘no significant change or discernible trends’ across many food categories for process contaminants acrylamide and furan.

Personalised nutrition expected to blossom in the UK, says Canadean

DNA-based nutrition is set to grow in the UK as 10.3% of food consumption is motivated by a desire for personalised products, according to a Canadean survey.

Sugar methylglyoxal may turn ‘good’ HDL cholesterol ‘bad’

Sugar-derived methylglyoxal may damage ‘good’ cholesterol which helps protect against heart disease but protective proteins could counter this, according to research from the UK’s University of Warwick.

Huge 40-year, 180,000 woman cohort shows flavanols can reduce ovarian cancer risk

Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to...

Diet could enhance immunity among the elderly: Researchers

Proper nutrition could strengthen immunity in older age and thus prevent diseases, according to two recent UK studies.

Researchers take aim at organic food fraud

A team of German researchers have devised a way to use authentication technologies to differentiate organic produce, and potentially battle against food fraud.

Junk food could reduce appetite for healthier balanced diet

A diet of ‘junk food’ not only increases weight gain, but could also lead to changes in food preference that include a loss of appetite for a balanced diet, according...

Study backs fibre-based satiety ingredient to reduce food intake

A novel composite satiety ingredient from made up of a viscous fibre and whole-grain corn flour can help to boost satiety responses in men and women, say researchers.

Target the trendsetters: Young men most likely to eat insects, finds research

Young men are likely to be the ‘trendsetters’ in adopting insects into the Western diet, according to a new European study.