Diet and health

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Junk food ad restrictions: health remedy or junk science?

By Oliver Morrison

Junk food advertising restrictions on Transport for London (TfL) networks have prevented almost 100,000 obesity cases and are expected to save the UK’s National Health Service over £200 million, according to new research that critics have accused of using...

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Clean label claims boost sales, but what categories benefit most?

By Katy Askew

The clean label ingredients market is witnessing continued growth, with evidence suggesting clean labels increase consumer willingness to pay a higher price point and build loyalty. FoodNavigator digs down into the trend to profile what categories and...

Japanese scientists want to develop a commercially available chopstick-shaped device for daily use by those following a low-sodium diet or trying to reduce their salt intake. It can be adapted for Western cutlery, they told FoodNavigator. Image: Yoshinobu Kaji/Meiji University

Electrified cutlery could help salt reduction efforts

By Oliver Morrison

Knives and forks that send an electrical current to the tongue can enhance the saltiness and possibly the savouriness of low-sodium foods, scientists claim, and may help millions stick to a low-sodium diet without sacrificing taste.

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ADM identifies key microbiome trends

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

Global nutrition company ADM has announced its top predictions for the fast-growing global microbiome market based on findings from its consumer insights platform, Outside Voice.

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Is high fish intake really linked to cancer risk?

By Katy Askew

A study has been published suggesting that fish consumption can be linked to higher risk of melanoma. Eating fish has long been associated with a healthy diet, but should we be rethinking this belief?

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Industry braces for EAT-Lancet: the sequel

By Oliver Morrison

Scientists from 19 countries have announced the launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission 2.0, which will ‘update and expand the evidence base for sustainable and equitable food systems change’.

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