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Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner. ©German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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German minister establishes nutrition research hub

By Will Chu

An initiative to pool and strengthen nutrition research in Germany is being spearheaded by the country’s federal minister of food and agriculture, Julia Klöckner.

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High-protein diets risk ‘irreversible kidney failure’, study warns

By Oliver Morrison

Avoiding carbohydrates and substituting them with proteins has become a leading dogma for all those who care for their looks and health, while high-protein diets are very often recommended to people who suffer from diabetes or who are obese. But while...

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Customers won't eat your greens? It’s all their genes

By Oliver Morrison

Sensitivity to bitter tastes may be why some people eat fewer vegetables, according to a study. Researchers hope to learn more from this type of genetic research to help people with aversions to certain foods eat more vegetables in the future.

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