Food design & research > Nutrition

Soy food reduces fracture risks in breast cancer survivors

24 May, 2019

Researchers found higher soy intake was linked to a 77% reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women.


Research collaboration to tackle global food challenges

30 April, 2019

Quadram Institute Bioscience and the University of Newcastle have recently signed a memorandum of understanding which will see them work together to address global food and health challenges.


An apple a day... maybe not in Canada

25 March, 2019

The consumption of fruit and vegetables has dropped 13% in 11 years in Canada, according to a recent food group consumption analysis.


Researchers closer to understanding cause of mango disorder

20 March, 2019

Bacterial infection is the likely cause of resin canal discolouration in Australian mangoes, which is estimated to cost the NT mango industry between $5m and $10m per year.


NZ hones in on honey bee health

12 March, 2019

Biosecurity New Zealand has studied over 130,000 honey bees from 300 samples taken throughout New Zealand as part of the Bee Pathogen Programme.


Interspecies communication in the gut

26 February, 2019

Move over sci-fi — interspecies communication is already going on in your gut and it's the bacteria, not you, that are the boss.


Poor diet means poor mental health

25 February, 2019

A Californian study found poor mental health is linked with an unhealthy diet, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender, education, age, marital status and income level.


What's in your gut?

19 February, 2019

100 new species of gut bacteria are making the gut microbiome more interesting.


Nestlé co-founds Future Food Initiative

07 February, 2019

Nestlé, Bühler and Givaudan have launched the Future Food Initiative, a joint research program which encourages food and nutrition research in areas relevant to consumer trends and sustainability.


What nutrients are in your food?

29 January, 2019

Consumers can now make healthier food choices using FSANZ's refreshed nutrient database, where they can look up how much fibre is in dates or the amount of caffeine in chocolate.


Toxins, carcinogens and opportunistic pathogens

05 December, 2018

There is risk in nearly everything we eat.


Feeding the future population

13 November, 2018

Researchers found that compared to 1975, an average adult in 2014 was about 14% heavier, 1.3% taller and 6.2% older, and needed 6.1% more energy.


US$75,000 grant for food security research

25 October, 2018

Applications are open for the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security which would provide a US$75,000 grant to the winner.


Gut microbiota health and bacterial infections

17 October, 2018

Research has found healthy gut nutrition and the microbiota has an impact on the susceptibility to and the progression of bacterial infections such as E. coli.


No more sugary drinks at ACU campuses

11 September, 2018

Australian Catholic University is the first Australian university to remove drinks with added sugar from all vending machines at its eight campuses.


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