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Healthy midlife diet may prevent dementia later

Making healthy dietary choices in midlife could lower the risk of dementia in later years by almost 90%, according to new research.

Dietary restriction: Very low nutrient diet may offer anti-aging clues

A new theory of why dietary restrictions can work to reduce disease risk and increase longevity suggests that it is a sever restriction in nutrient intake, rather than calorie intake,...

Regulating calcium and acidity may hold the key to improved low-fat sauces and deserts

Modifying the acidity and calcium levels of sauces, dressings and deserts could be the key to developing new and improved low-fat variations, according to new research supported by ConAgra.

Gut microbiota ‘networks’ may play a role in autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes risk

The way in which our gut bacteria interact with each other may have vital implications for the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to new research.

Diet high in animal protein may help prevent functional decline

A diet high in animal protein could help elderly people to function better physically, psychologically and socially, say researchers.

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‘Weak’ evidence for red meat link with cancer, scientists claim

Studies linking red meat with colorectal cancer have led to dietary advice to cut meat intakes – but there are still scientific uncertainties in the evidence, according to a review...

Healthy eating may reduce the risk of preterm delivery: Population data

A healthy diet packed with fruit, vegetables, and omega-3 rich fish could help to reduce the risk of pre-term babies, according to new research.

Campden BRI: Alginate gel-in-oil emulsions can slash fat in bakery by 50%

Alginate gel-in-oil emulsions can be used to half the fat content of cakes and biscuits, according to research from Campden BRI.

Bread and cereal highest contributors to children’s salt intake: Study

A professor of cardiovascular medicine has said industry must get their act together after his UK study found bread and cereal to collectively be the highest contributors to salt consumption...

Dietary guidelines are wrong on saturated fats, claims cardiovascular researcher

Recommendations to replace saturated fat with carbohydrates or polyunsaturated fat are “severely challenged” and should be revised, claims an editorial published in Open Heart, a new journal from the BMJ Group....

EU project aims for non-GMO alternative to soy for feed and food

Greater access to a non-GMO, allergen-free crop source for feed could result from a new EU-wide agriculture project that was initiated this week.

Study reveals growing global reliance on handful of crops

Global per capita food supply has increased over the past 50 years – but it has become more similar among countries, increasing reliance worldwide on a narrow range of commodities.

Strawberry compounds could boost foods’ sweetness without sugar

Naturally occurring flavour compounds in strawberries could be used to improve the flavour and sweetness of processed foods without using sweeteners, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

Study identifies ‘quick and simple’ test for salt levels in food

A ‘novel method’ for measuring salt content in food is said to be more robust and easy to use than current techniques, according to a new study.

Meat and dairy-rich diets may quadruple cancer death risk

A diet high in animal protein during middle age may lead to a four-fold increase in risk of dying from cancer, suggests a new study.

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Guy Poppy named chief scientific adviser of FSA

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has appointed Guy Poppy, professor of ecology and director of interdisciplinary research at the University of Southampton, as its chief scientific adviser.

High-calorie diet may slow progression of motor neuron disease

Increasing caloric intake could be a relatively simple method for people with motor neurone disease to extend their life expectancy, according to new research.

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EFSA tribute after death of CEF panel chair

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has paid tribute to the chair of one of its panels who has died.

Pooperoni? Spanish researchers produce low sodium and fat probiotic stool sausage

A fermented sausage product that is made with probiotic lactobacilli bacteria isolated from infant faeces could transform the meat product in to a health food, according to new research.

Microbiota makeup linked to intestinal cancer risk

The makeup of microbes living in our gut may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer and could drive the development of intestinal tumours, say researchers.

Food allergies may be outgrown only to become more serious

Children who outgrow one type of food allergy may go on to develop a more serious allergy to the same food, according to a new study.

Fat-busting seaweed: Scientists identify fat-blocking seaweed alginates

Alginates isolated from certain types of seaweed may have potential in weight loss supplements and foods, according to new research.

Increased wholegrain and fish intake could boost good cholesterol levels

A high intake of whole grain, bilberries and fatty fish can help to raise levels of ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol particles, according to new RCT data.

Dark choc improves heart health, but it’s got nothing to do with flavanols

Dark chocolate may help restore flexibility to arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, but increasing flavanol content will not affect these effects...

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