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CLA impact on diabetes control

Supplementing the diet with the fatty acid conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may lead to better weight control and disease management in diabetics, a new study...

How harmless is fruit?

A rise in reported outbreaks of foodborne diseases such as Salmonella, E. coli, shigellosis, and hepatitis A from eating fresh fruit and vegetables has prompted...

GMO milk could reduce processing costs

News to delight dairy manufacturers and dismay opponents to genetically modified foods arrived this week with publication of a new study that reveals protein-rich milk...

More funding to cut the fat

As each day passes it would seem that new initiatives are taking place in the western world to tackle the increasing problem of obesity and...

Life sciences to increase food supply?

As agriculture and environment ministers at a European and national level discuss the potential impact of proposed changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) -...

Bubbles in breadmaking

The stability of failure in single dough bubble walls is related directly to the extensional strain hardening properties of the dough and that strain hardening...

Prague to witness the cutting edge

The city of Prague is the setting for the first international symposium on recent advances in food analysis to take place on 5-7 November 2003....

DSM brews ideas

The beverage ingredients unit of Dutch company DSM Food Specialities is to offer two new ingredients for the brewing industry - the first is billed...

Size matters: food portions curb obesity

Anyone who has visited the United States will have witnessed the generous portions that regale the multitude of eateries. But according to new research to...

5-a-day: is the message working?

Key findings of a new survey from the Department of Health in the UK reveal that the government and the food industry still have a...

Obesity: Europe investigates

European researchers are assessing the candidate genes that might be involved in obesity to find out why some people prefer a high-fat diet and others...

Cut fat young to reduce breast cancer risk

Reducing fat intake during puberty could help lower the risk of breast cancer later on, report researchers in today's Journal of the National Cancer Institute....

Understanding the elderly taste bud

The acuity of senses like taste and smell, essential for our enjoyment of food and drink, decreases with age. Such changes in sensory capacities will...

D dose to combat heart disease

There are 'clear indications' that heart disease may be caused by vitamin D deficiency, say researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany, who, in...

Red Bull...without the sugar

The makers of market leading energy drink Red Bull have introduced a sugar-free version to the UK market this month. The company claims it is...

Biotech focus for Thai food

The ministry of science and technology in Thailand has declared 2003 the year of biotechnology with the aim of improving the quality of certain food...

Regular alcohol intake prevents heart attack - new evidence

Daily or near-daily servings of beer, wine or spirits may help protect men from heart attacks, according to the results of a large, long-term study...

Obesity - as harmful as smoking

Obesity and being overweight in adulthood are associated with large decreases in life expectancy and increases in early mortality, according to the latest research. The...

Ping or pong - understanding the rice genome

Researchers studying rice genomes under a National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program award have identified the species' first active DNA transposons, or "jumping genes."...

NPD plant 'opens up'

A £3 million (€4.6m) pilot research facility for new food product development will be managed by Food Knowledge & Know-how (FKK) of Reading Scientific Services ...

...you say 'protato'

Genetically modified potatoes, developed to tackle malnutrition among poor Indian children, are in the final stages of testing, according to a report in the journal...

What, no shortbread?

No more deep-fried chocolate bars, fry-ups and shortbread. A major new campaign launched yesterday by the Scottish government will seek to improve the diet of...

Beer delights

Good news for post-Christmas bingeing blues - a new study reveals that moderate beer drinking could lower heart attack risk. According to a group of...

Dramatic figures for obesity

As consumerism continues on its upward curve, new figures released this week show that obesity and diabetes epidemics continued to escalate in 2001. In just...

Fish take to designer diets

Farm-raised fish consuming their own 'designer diet' could improve the health of populations, report scientists at US Purdue University. Researchers are currently putting their heads...

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