Consumers are generally able to use nutrition labelling systems to identify more and less healthy foods, but the use of different reference amounts may be confusing, say researchers.
High trans-fat consumption may be associated with declines in memory among working-age men, according to research.
Sprouted brown rice flour can increase the protein, lipid and antioxidant activity in gluten-free breads, finds research.
Antioxidant-rich spices and herbs could help to improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to new research.
Many different approaches have been taken to reducing salt, from mineral-based salt replacers to gradual reduction to alter consumer preference – but some ignore salty flavour altogether.
Future food and nutritional products could use the enzyme AMPK to mimic the effects of exercise on metabolism, Nestlé researchers have claimed.
Genetically modified crops offer ‘large and significant’ benefits in both developed and developing countries, according to a new meta-analysis.
The global drive toward more meat and dairy consumption could increase diet-related disease and boost greenhouse gas emissions by 80%, but other dietary patterns could provide answers, claims a study...
The EU’s central science agency has rejected a health claim submission linking prunes (Prunus domestica L) with normal bowel function in under-3s for a lack of infant-specific data. A carbohydrate-based claim...
Plant-derived foods have been suggested as preferable to those of animal origin from an environmental perspective as well as for health – but nutrient density must be taken into account,...
It is commonly believed that consumption of salty foods increases thirst, and could be a reason for increased consumption of sugary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. But just how true...
Lactose intolerant individuals have a decreased risk of developing lung, breast and ovarian cancers, fresh Swedish findings suggest.
Following a Mediterranean style-diet may be better at cutting obesity rates than following diets that involve continually counting calories, say researchers in the UK.
Malnutrition is costing the global economy $3.5 trillion (€2.8trn) a year in both the developing and developed worlds, the biggest ever global survey of nutrition has concluded.
Moderate consumption of sugary drinks has little impact on adolescents' metabolic health, as long as they remain physically active, according to a new trial.
A greater focus on emotional training may be a more effective way of encouraging healthy food choices than nutritional training, according to research.
Participants in a ten-day vegan diet programme saw significant improvements in biomarkers associated with risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders, according to a retrospective study.
Popular commercial diets can aid weight loss in the short term, but the long-term impacts on weight maintenance and heart health remain ‘unclear’, say researchers.
Consumers underestimate calorie counts for, and consume more of, foods from companies with positive corporate responsibility programmes, say researchers.
Green tea, but not black tea, may lower blood pressure, but this effect is cancelled out by smoking, according to a five-year study in China.
The health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean style diet and upping the amount of time spent exercising for a period of just eight weeks can still be seen a...
Past celiac research has focused on gluten wheat proteins as the cause of reactions, but researchers say there may be other non-gluten proteins in wheat also to blame.
Products that display front-of-pack ‘health’ symbols do not have better nutrient profiles than those that do not, a study has suggested.
A new strategy to identify and quantify the levels of polysaccharide used to structure food has been developed by a group of Dutch researchers led by industry giant Unilever.
Finnish dairy Valio has charged itself with educating consumers in Finland and Sweden on the importance of iodine consumption.