As obesity levels continue to rocket in Europe, food industry efforts in reformulating popular foods to reduce fat, salt and sugar levels are making inroads but are unlikely to provide a complete solution. FoodNavigator talks to experts on some of the...
Simple dietary modifications that include the addition of foods rich in certain amino and fatty acids could help young people with type 1 diabetes to keep producing at least some of their own insulin for longer, according to new research.
Fraunhofer researchers in Germany have come up with a new method of adding omega-3 fatty acids to sausages, to allow German consumers to continue eating their favourite foods, but with the main nutritional benefit of fish.
The challenge of getting beneficial omega-3 fatty acids into finished products is a big one for the food ingredients and manufacturing industry. But how can suppliers and manufacturers work to get these ingredients into a wider range of products?
Corporate nutritionist Kate Cook has attacked the government’s Responsibility Deal for a “one-dimensional approach” to calorie labelling on food that risks damaging sales of foods such as salmon and endangering public health.
The European Food Safety Authority published new dietary reference values (DRVs) for carbohydrates, sugar, fibre, fats and water confirming proposals made last year. The final levels have drawn criticism from some scientists.
“An army marches on its stomach.” This advice, from French military adventurer Napoleon, seems to have impressed the US military which is considering fortifying troops’ rations with omega-3 fatty acids. What is it waiting for?
New research, contrary to previous studies, shows augmenting antidepressant therapy with an omega-3 fatty acid supplement does not result in improvement in levels of depression in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).
A combination of omega-3 fatty acids and the flavonoid quercitrin
may work to reduce inflammation in the large intestine associated
with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, says an animal study
Two recent studies have added weight to the health credentials of
fatty acids, suggesting that taking fish oil supplements and eating
fatty fishes, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, and cod, can reduce
the risk of developing abnormal...
If the biotech industry had first launched foodstuffs bursting with
health benefits for the consumer it is likely that shoppers might
have more readily accepted genetically modified foods, so claims
the former head of the US Food...
Fish oil is perhaps the most widely used source of omega-3 fatty
acids but it is by no means the only source. Firms providing
alternative sources to fish oil omega-3 need must boost consumer
awareness to up sales as new research from...
Omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with numerous health
benefits, from brain development and preventing memory loss to
suppressing tumours and cutting heart disease. But according to new
findings in the US, one particular fatty...
Walnuts, one of the oldest food ingredients known to mankind, are
the focus of an upcoming symposium organised by Europe that will
aim to bridge the gap between scientific, technical and user
communities. Opportunities for growth...
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,...
As the questioning consumer continues to show concern over the
safety of food products and notably the use of antibiotics in farm
animals, new research could offer a healthy alternative to boost
the immunity system of pigs - fish...
Heintzman Farms, a producer of flaxseed and flaxseed products, has
received an endorsement from the Center for Advancement in Cancer
Education following the publication of a number of research studies
showing a link between flaxseed...
Eating fish benefits those who are at high risk for ischemic heart
disease (IHD), finds a new study. The research also shows that
sudden cardiac deaths occur less frequently in those who regularly
eat ocean fish, a major source of...
Omega-3 fatty acids, found in significant quantities in salmon,
swordfish, and tuna will help relieve depression in people already
in maintenance therapy for depression, a recent study shows. The
research carried out in Israel supports...
Eat meat. That's the dietary advice given by a team of scientists
who examined the dietary role of fat in a study that combined
nutritional analysis with anthropologic research about the diets of
ancient hunter-gatherer societies.
The prevalence of major depression has increased and the age of
onset has decreased in every decade during the 2000 century in the
western world. Psychiatrists in the United States are looking into
the effect low concentrations of...