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Child picks up parental fruit habits

If we see our parents eating fruit and vegetables the likelihood is we will follow in their footsteps, finds a UK study that has nailed several factors involved in infant...

Study casts shadow over '5-a-day' campaigns

Despite strong research that shows eating regular daily servings of 'powerhouse' fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of chronic disease, new research out of the US says people are...

Organic industry pushes FSA to recognise omega-3 rich milk

Suggesting further growth opportunities for functional foods - and ingredients suppliers - in the dairy sector research from Wales finds organic milk contains two-thirds more omega-3 essential fatty acids than...

Cereal chemists redefine wholegrains

Rubbing shoulders on the shelves with 'low-carb' friendly food products, wholegrains must reach out to the consumer to remain in the game. Cereal chemists in the US bring wholegrains into...

Australia spearheads R&D in flavours and dairy ingredients

Opportunities for food manufacturers in Australia may well be rooted around innovative flavours and health ingredients, say researchers at CSIRO on the day the Australian government earmarks millions of dollars...

Toxin combo in fish harms motor function?

Scientists in the US warn that 'we should seriously consider the possible impact' of two commonly found environmental toxins on human health.

Bleary-eyed or pure benefits from alcohol shots

Moderate consumption of alcohol may improve health and longevity through the prevention of diseases such as cancer and heart disease, but a recent study shows that some forms of alcohol...

Diet deals with ado diabetes

Can a high-protein, low-carbohydrate, very low calorie diet be an effective tool for the short-term treatment for obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes? According to new research from the US, yes.

Monsanto sees seeds and traits growth

Despite the recent EU ruling against its GM Maize crops, Monsanto has said that it is expecting the continued development of its seeds and traits business will drive its mid-term...

Diet foods unlikely to tempt Germans

Almost one in four (23 per cent) German adults admits to often skipping meals to keep their weight down - a massive 17.5 million people. But according to a new...

Omega 3 impact overestimated?

Both alpha-linolenic acid and omega-3 fatty acids may reduce onset of depression in cancer patients, suggest Japanese reasearchers. But investigations into the different omega-3 fats, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid,...

Scientists overturn accepted theory of disease

The current thinking that oxygen free radicals are responsible for the development of numerous diseases, including cancer and arthritis, may be a red herring, says a team of UK scientists.

Cereal and fruit top of the fibre list for heart health

Eating just 10 grammes of dietary fibre from fruits and cereals each day appears to significantly lower the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study out this...

Kid's bones drink up milk

The link between milk and bone health forms the focus of a new study on children that showed a regular glass of the white stuff can prevent fractures.

Can we really limit gene flow?

If one day in the near future Europe does decide to clear the way for the planting of GM crops in the soil of the EU25, there is one point...

Finding solutions to 'globesity'

The pressing problem of obesity in children has to be tackled rapidly and efficiently to avert the heavy price society might pay as incidences of obesity linked diabetes and heart...

Palm oil programme to drive vitamin A consumption

Rich red palm oil could be an efficient and cost effective way of increasing vitamin A levels in the regions south of the Sahara in Africa, suggests new research.

Hunger sharpen taste for salt and sugar

Hunger could sharpen our ability to taste by increasing the sensitivity of the taste receptors on our tongues, or by changing the way we perceive the same taste stimuli, authors...

Tomatoes bred to contain extra antioxidant

US scientists have created purple tomatoes that include anthocyanins, the antioxidant pigments in red wine believed to prevent heart disease but not normally found in domestic varieties of the fruit.

Turning the food pyramid on its head

Scientists in Denmark are to investigate whether a radical suggestion from the US about turning the 'food pyramid' on its head - and therefore eating more foods such as rice...

British opposition to GM over-estimated, claims report

slators in Brussels are currently preparing to decide whether to allow genetically modified products to be sold in the European Union, but most of the 15 Member States have also...

Food security in infectious world

The European Commission recently convened researchers, experts and decision-makers from all over the world to discuss ways to increase international cooperation in the battle to combat highly transmissible animal diseases...

Added lactobacilli in sourdough bread design to beat gluten intolerance

Sourdough bread containing select bacteria may be tolerated by patients with a rare digestive disease that causes gluten intolerance, say Italian and Irish researchers. The new research could provide new...

Natural additives from tomato waste, research continues

The European research commissioner Phillipe Busquin has extolled the virtues of a new EU-funded study that aims to turn around 4 million tonnes of tomato by-products into proteins, sugars, fibre...

Wholegrain intake associated with lower risk of metabolic syndrome

Eating more wholegrain foods could help people reduce their chances of developing metabolic syndrome, say researchers, analysing the role of carbohydrates on insulin resistance and the prevalence of the metabolic...

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